School of Nursing
Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766

Admissions & Clinical Coordinator
Andrea Bittinger 
(248) 898-7683 

Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
Anne Hranchook
(248) 898-1270

Program facts

MSN: Nurse Anesthesia


Visit the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthetists
website. Contact the COA directly at 847-655-1160 or via
222 S. Prospect Ave. Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-4001.


The School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing program prepares professional nurses for advanced nursing practice, leadership in the nursing profession and future doctoral study. The tracks that are offered:

  • Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master's Certificate
  • available)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Post-Master's Certificate available)
  • Nurse Anesthesia (Post-Master's Certificate available)
  • Forensic Nursing (Graduate Certificate available)

Building on the foundation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will prepare graduates as transformational leaders with advanced nursing knowledge and practice expertise for optimizing health outcomes. (Essential IX)

The MSN program prepares graduates to:

  1. Integrate theories and scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, and organizational sciences using translational processes to improve evidence-based nursing practice across diverse settings. (Essentials I & IV, VIII, IX)
  2. Apply concepts from organizational leadership, systems leadership, and information technology in the promotion of quality improvement and safety. (Essentials II, III, V, IX)
  3. Demonstrate requisite knowledge of legal and regulatory processes, health policy, ethics, and advocacy to improve health outcomes of diverse populations at the organizational, local, state, and federal level. (Essentials IV, VI, VIII, IX)
  4. Employ intra/interprofessional collaborative strategies in the design and delivery of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions to improve health outcomes in individuals, families, communities, and populations. (Essentials IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  5. Integrate professional standards and guidelines in the provision of nursing practice in a specialty area. (Essentials IX)

NURSE PRACTITIONER TRACK: We will be admitting in the Fall and Winter semesters beginning Fall 2016. The application deadline date is April 1st for Fall and August 1st for Winter.

Nurse Anesthesia

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.

The plan of study prepares nurses at the Master's and Post-Master's level 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 Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists leading to the designation CRNA. Approximate cost of the program, including tuition, books and travel is $63,000

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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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

 For more information about the nurse anesthesia program, please visit for more information.

How to apply to
all SON grad progr
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. 

Please note!

The nurse anesthesia track has applied for approval to transition to the DNP. The tentative date for implementation is Fall 2018. 

MSN advising

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

Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center Classroom 
Registration not required 
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak 
Click here for addition 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