Nurse Anesthesia

  • Program Overview

    The Nurse Anesthesia program is designed to provide the professional nurse with an in-depth concentration in clinical anesthesia and prepare graduates of the program to assume the specialized role of nurse anesthetist. Students have the opportunity to use research, collaborate, and contribute effectively to the health care team’s efforts to provide optimal patient care. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the examination of the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. This graduate nursing option is a cooperative program between Gannon University and UPMC-Hamot Medical Center. Krista Yoder, MSN, CRNA is the co-director of this program.

    NOTE: Students must attend full-time in this option. 

    Program Options

    • Master of Science in Nursing (Concentration in Anesthesia)
    • Nurse Anesthesia Certificate
  •  Gainful Employment

    Nurse Anesthetist Certificate 
    SOC Code 




    Normal Time to Completion 
     7 semesters
    On-Time Completion Rate 2012-13 88%
    Placement Rate for Completers 2012-13  100%
    Tuition $30,030
    Fees $645+
    Books and Supplies $3,000
    Median Loan Debt: Title IV funds N/A


    N/A:  Either no students graduated from the program in 2012-13; none of the student(s) that graduated from that program in 2012-13 had a loan; and/or the 2012-13 median for that program is = $0.