Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) offer a collaborative program through which registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing have the opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to begin practice as a professional nurse anesthetist. Students completing this program graduate with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and eligibility to sit for the National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists. Successful completion of the Certification Examination qualifies the graduate to use the title of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
The Master of Science in Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The nurse anesthesia component is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
New classes begin in the fall of each year, concurrent with the academic calendar at UNC Charlotte (UNCC). To learn more, please visit UNCC School of Nursing Master of Nursing program.
UNC Charlotte and Carolinas Medical Center are committed to equality of educational opportunity and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or handicap.
Contact information for the CMC Nurse Anesthesia Program:
CMC Nurse Anesthesia Program
1200 Blythe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
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Contact information for UNC Charlotte:
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
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Quick Facts about the Nurse Anesthesia Program
- One class per year (fall semester)
- 24 students per class
- Graduating class of 2011
- 92 percent graduation rate
- 86 percent national certification exam pass rate on first attempt
- 100 percent national certification exam pass rate on second attempt
- 100 percent job placement within six months of graduation
- 91 percent national certification exam pass rate (on first attempt, over the past 10 years)