Program Requirements
Program Plan

Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766

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

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

MSN: Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthesia


The Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia was established in 1991 as a collaborative initiative with nationally renowned Beaumont Health System to provide an exceptional educational environment for educating Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. The Nurse Anesthesia (NA) program is among the best of its kind in the country, according to the latest education rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. The publication ranked the Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia 18th out of 115 U.S. graduate programs in the nation. The average Class size ranges from 20 – 25 students. Over the last five years, the attrition rate is 8.7% and the first time certification exam pass rate is 90%. In addition, 100% of graduates gain employment within three months of completing the program. Graduates are employed in all practice models, ranging from rural and independent practice to team models in major academic medical centers across the country. 

The plan of study for the NA program prepares nurses at the Master's and Post-Master's levels as specialists in anesthesia care. Courses and clinical internships provide the opportunity for students to gain experience in nurse anesthesia practice in all specialty areas. Students study physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and anatomy in cognate courses. The graduate applies 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 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.

For more information about the nurse anesthesia program, please review the program flyer and visit


Accreditation and PhilosophyHuman Patient Simulator
Admission Requirements Program Faculty 
Clinical Internships 

 Accredited by: 

Council on Accreditation
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.


Session Dates

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016

All times are from 4 - 6 p.m. 

Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Institute Classroom 

Registration not required 
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak 

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 email, call 248-898-7683 or visit the Beaumont Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Program site. 

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. Prospective DNP students only will need a  Validation Form for Clinical hours. 

Please note!

We will no longer be admitting in the Winter or Summer semesters. We have recently changed to a once a year admission which begins in the fall semester. The next application deadline date is April 1st 2015. Thank you

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