School of Nursing
Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-4253
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
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Admissions & Clinical Coordinator
Andrea Bittinger 
(248) 898-7683
andrea.bittinger@beaumont.org 

Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
Anne Hranchook
(248) 898-1270
hranchoo@oakland.edu

Adviser Contact 
Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766
carper@oakland.edu

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Program Statistics

Class of 2015

  • Attrition Rate: 8.7%
  • National Certification Exam Pass Rate: 100%
  • First-time pass rate for Class of 2015: 86%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

Five Year Admission Statistics

  • Average Class Size: 20 – 25
  • Average GPA: 3.7
  • Average Years of ICU at Time of Application: 2.43

Nurse Anesthesia

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The Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).  The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for October 2022. Visit the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs website.
Contact the COA directly at 847-655-1160 or via 222 S. Prospect Ave. Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001.

Nurse Anesthesia
Overview
The Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia is a collaborative initiative between Oakland University and nationally renowned Beaumont Health System. Working in concert, both institutions are able to provide an exceptional educational environment for educating Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. The Nurse Anesthesia program is among the best of its kind in the country according to the latest education rankings released by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. The publication ranked the nurse anesthesia program 18th out of 115 U.S. graduate programs in the nation. Program statistics are available. 

The plan of study prepares nurses at the Master's and Post-Master's APRN Certificate levels with specialization in nurse anesthesia. The curriculum is an integration of MSN, APRN and nurse anesthesia specialty courses. Clinical internships provide the opportunity for students to apply theory to practice and gain experience in all specialty areas.

After 28 months of full-time study, graduates are prepared to take the certification examination offered by the National Board on Certification and Re-certification of Nurse Anesthetists leading to the designation CRNA. Approximate cost of the program, including tuition, books and travel is $63,000.

For more information about the nurse anesthesia program, please visit http://www.beaumont.edu/education/certified-nurse-anesthesia-graduate-program/  for more information.

Quick Facts:

Oakland University
  • Oakland is one of 15 public universities in Michigan with an enrollment exceeding 20,711 students.
  • Mark of distinction: The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education categorized Oakland University as a "Doctoral/Research University-Intensive."
Beaumont Health System
Beaumont is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond.
Benefits
As a student in our Nurse Anesthesia program, ranked in the top 20 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (2017), you'll benefit from:
  • A variety of clinical rotations with a wide range of experiences
  • Dynamic and ongoing interaction between students and our dedicated faculty of experienced nurse anesthetists
  • World class faculty and clinical preceptors who are highly committed to each student's education
  • Following graduation, our nurse anesthesia alumni move on to practice all over the U.S. in a variety of settings including independent practice in rural and underserved areas.
  • All of our graduates find employment upon graduation. Some are now politically active in our state and national organizations.
Faculty
Our faculty includes recognized leaders in the profession at both the state and national levels: including:
  • Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Directors for the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • AANA Foundation Closed Claim Research Team Members
  • Authors of numerous chapters in nurse anesthesia texts and scientific journals
  • Contributing Editor for the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia
How to
apply
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Admissions by the posted deadlines.

See the graduate catalog listing for general university requirements and  program-specific admissions requirements. Follow the steps on the  Graduate Admissions website to apply for admission.

The nurse anesthesia track has applied for approval to transition to the DNP. The tentative date for implementation is Fall 2018.
MSN advising
sessions
If you are interested in learning more about admission criteria, the application process, course requirements and important dates, please attend one of our Program Advising Sessions ( click for calendar). These sessions are offered monthly for each program track. The information provided at these sessions is useful for those students who want to learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Nursing before applying to Oakland University.

MSN program advising sessions are for students interested in the MSN: Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner and MSN: Nurse Anesthesia programs.

Sessions begin promptly at the published start time and last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. Transcripts can only be evaluated after a student has been officially admitted to Oakland University so transcripts will not be evaluated at these sessions.

Please read over the information on the website prior to attending.

Directions: Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University campus map, please visit  www.oakland.edu/map.

CRNA Information Session

2017 Dates: February 2, April 19, June 8 and July 18. 
Time: 4-6pm (all dates)
Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center Classroom
Registration not required
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
 
Click here for additional dates and times for information sessions

Information to include:
  • Role of the CRNA
  • Program overview
  • Application requirements 
  • Admission and selection criteria
  • Curriculum 
  • Cost and finances 
  • Meet program faculty and current students 
For more information, call 248-898-7683 or visit www.beaumont.edu/crna.
Post
Master's
Certificate
Accreditation
The Post-Master’s Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Certificate program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Graduate Certificate Program Description
The Post-Master’s APRN Certificate: Nurse Anesthesia track is a program of full time study that prepares nurses as specialists in anesthesia care. As advanced practice registered nurses, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) practice with a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. Clinical core and specialty courses including clinical internships provide the opportunity for students to gain experience in nurse anesthesia practice in all specialty areas. Students study advanced physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and gross anatomical dissection in cognate courses. Upon completion of the 42-credit, 28-month, post master’s APRN certificate curriculum, the nurse is prepared to take the certification exam offered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists leading to the designation CRNA.

Certificate Requirements
The certificate program of study for nurse anesthesia is 42 credits and requires 28 months of full-time study commencing in September. Extensive time is required in the clinical setting beginning gradually in the first term. Clinical requirements by the accrediting body require a minimum of 600 cases in all specialty areas and 2000 clinical hours.
Master's

Accreditation
The Master of Science in Nursing degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The nurse anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Master’s Program Description
The plan of study for the MSN: Nurse Anesthesia track is a program of fulltime study that prepares nurses as specialists in anesthesia care. As advanced practice registered nurses, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) practice with a high degree of autonomy and professional respect.

Nursing courses and clinical internships provide the opportunity for students to gain experience in nurse anesthesia practice in all specialty areas. Students study advanced physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and gross anatomical dissection in cognate courses. The graduate applies nursing theory, principles of nurse anesthesia practice and research in the delivery of anesthesia care. After 28 months of full time study, nurse anesthesia graduates are prepared to take the certification examination offered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists leading to the designation CRNA.

Degree Requirements
The program of study for nurse anesthesia is 58 credits and requires 28 months of full-time study commencing in September. Extensive time is required in the clinical setting beginning gradually in the first term. Clinical requirements by the accrediting body require a minimum of 600 cases in all specialty areas and 2000 clinical hours.