Graduates of this school are eligible to take the national certification examination for nurse anesthetists administered by the National Board on Certification & Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. Individuals who pass this examination may use “CRNA” (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) after their name. The College does not grant licensure or ensure an individual's eligibility to obtain licensure after graduation. It is each student's responsibility to know and understand the requirements for licensure.
Students are responsible for their own room, board and living expenses, as well as transportation and miscellaneous expenses incurred at affiliate hospitals. Housing at distant affiliate clinical sites is provided.
Basic health services are available through Employee Health Services. All students must have appropriate vaccinations prior to clinical experience. Contact school for further information. The College of Health Sciences does not provide health insurance. It is strongly recommended that students acquire health insurance.
Employment is not recommended. Student employment is allowed only if it does not interfere with the academic and/or clinical responsibilities of the student. The clinical schedule during Phase II cannot be altered to accommodate employment. At NO time will a student be employed as an anesthesia provider.
The student will be expected to spend 50-60 hours per week on didactic, clinical or on-call responsibilities. In addition, students should allow for travel time to affiliate clinical sites, most within a 150 mile radius of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Graduation & Board Pass Rates
Ninty-four percent of students who entered the class of 2014 graduated from the program. Ninety-five percent of enrolled students in the 3 most recent graduating classes successfully completed the program. Eighty-eight percent of graduates in the 3 most recent graduating classes passed the national certification examination for nurse anesthetists on first attempt. All graduates of the program have passed the exam. All 2014 graduates obtained employment in the field within 1 month of graduation.
Discretionary Leave Time
During Phase I, students have leave time as specified by the academic calendar for the Bryan College of Health Sciences.
During Phase II, students have 20 days of personal discretionary leave for vacation, sick and personal time. This personal leave may be taken at the discretion of the student and with the approval of the Program Director. However, no vacation time will be granted during the first eight weeks of Phase II. In addition, students will receive all Bryan Medical Center observed holidays. When at affiliate sites, students receive all holidays observed by that particular institution. Students are given 15 research days during Phase II for time spent researching, writing and presenting their capstone.
Class attendance is mandatory. If a student is ill, they will notify the instructor in advance of class and missed work must be made up.
Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nurse Anesthesia complies with the regulations of the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, 1990, and abides by the regulations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. All records are maintained under the supervision of the Bryan College of Health Sciences Registrar.
Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nurse Anesthesia defines and uses policies and procedures that are fair and equitable and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any factor protected by law.