BECOMING A CRNA

General Requirements


To be come a CRNA, a candidate must...
  • Graduate from an approved nursing school
  • Hold a current state RN license
  • Complete a minimum of one year in critical care nursing
  • Graduate from a nurse anesthesia education program accredited by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs. All give Illinois programs grant Master's degrees
  • Successfully complete the certification examination administered by the AANA Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Comply with the criteria for biennial recertification defined by the AANA Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
For additional information on becoming a CRNA and the practice of nurse anesthesia, visit www.aana.com.

Nurse Anesthesia Programs in Illinois

Millikin University and Decatur Memorial Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program

2300 North Edward Street

Decatur, IL 62526


Program Information
Degree(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Entry Level
Program Length: 36 months
Starting Month(s): January
Contacts: Rhonda M Gee, CRNA, DNSc -- CRNA Program Director
Phone: (217) 876-2578
Fax: (217) 876-2568
Email 
Website:  http://www.dmhhs.org/services/nurseanes/admission.aspx  

        

Rush University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program

600 S. Paulina St. #1034

Chicago, IL 60612


Program Information
Degree(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice(DNP) Entry Level & Completion, DNP entry program
Program Length: 40 months
Starting Month(s): June
Contacts: Michael J. Kremer, CRNA, PhD, FAAN -- Program Director
Phone: (312) 942-6125
Fax: (312) 942-8157
Email 
Website:  http://www.rushu.rush.edu/nursing 

        

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing / Anesthesia Nursing Specialization

Campus Box 1066

Edwardsville, IL 62026


Program Information
Degree(s): Master of Science Degree with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia; Post Master's Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia
Program Length: 31 months
Starting Month(s): May
Contacts: Andrew T. Griffin, CRNA, PhD, APN -- Director of Nurse Anesthesia
Phone: (618) 650-2182
Fax: (618) 650-2522
Email 
Website:  http://www.wiue.edu/nursing; 

        

NorthShore University Health System School of Nurse Anesthesia / DePaul University

2650 Ridge Avenue, Ste G603C

Evanston, IL 60201


Program Information
Degree(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)- entry level; DNP completion through DePaul University
Program Length: 36 months
Starting Month(s): September
Contacts:  Bernadette T Roche, CRNA, EdD -- Administrative Director
Phone: (847) 570-1959
Fax: (847) 733-5392
 
Website:  
http://www.northshore.org/academics/other-programs/school-of-nurse-anesthesia 


Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Nurse Anesthesia Program

3333 Green Bay Road

North Chicago, IL 600064


Program Information
Degree(s): Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Program Length: 27 months
Starting Month(s): February / March
Contacts: Sandra Larson, PhD, CRNA, APN- Director of Clinical Education   Email
Jay Tumulak, DNP, CRNA, APN - Program Director  Email
Ali Tabatabai MS, CRNA, APN - Director of Curriculum Email
William Gordon - Administrative Director  Email
Phone: (312) 942-6125
Fax: (312) 942-8157
Website:  http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/chp/nurseanesthesia.aspx