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School of Adult and Graduate Education
Blaney Hall 105

The BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program

Apply by May 1, 2024 for Fall of 2025!!

Why apply to Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia Program?

  • A multimillion dollar simulation center was recently completed in 2017. Advanced audiovisual technologies allow students to participate in simulations throughout the center, stream live scenarios & debrief on-site and off-site via the web.
  • Cedar Crest College’s Nurse Anesthesia Program will have small cohorts which allows for more individual attention and personal mentoring throughout the program.
  • All nurse anesthesia classes are in a classroom or simulation laboratory. All core Master of Science in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice courses are on-line. Students will have the opportunity for clinical experiences throughout the tri-state area.
  • Cedar Crest College’s Nurse Anesthesia Program is 55 miles from Philadelphia and 80 miles from New York City, and is the only nurse anesthesia program in the Lehigh Valley.

Nurse Anesthesia Program Statistics 

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Program Cumulative Pass Rate for Graduation Year

NBCRNA 1stTime Test Taker(s) Pass Rate

NBCRNA Test Taker(s)
Within 6 Months
Pass Rate

Attrition Rate

Graduate Employment Rate (within 6 months of completion)

Employer Satisfaction Rating (*)















*Likert Rating Scale Utilized by Program:

1 = Unsatisfactory, 2 = Below Average, 3 = Average, 4 = Above Average, 5 = Excellent 

Graduate employment rate within six (6) months of graduation: 100%

Graduate Program Transfer Credit Policy

Students applying for admission to any of the Graduate Nursing programs (including Nurse Anesthesia, Nurse Education, Nurse Administration, or Nurse Practitioner) may have the opportunity to transfer 6 to 9 credits of graduate coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director on a case to case basis. Credits will be considered for the following core courses only: MSN 510, MSN 512, MSN 516, NAP/MSN 514, NAP/MSN 520 as well as a maximum of two of the following courses: NAP/MSN 550, NAP.MSN 551, or NAP.MSN 552.

No transfer credits will be granted for track- specific practicum courses or their didactic counterparts where applicable. Students will be required to submit transcripts and a course syllabus for evaluation for any courses for which transfer credits are requested. Only grade B or higher will be accepted. This policy does not pertain to post-MSN students.

Accreditation Status

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Cedar Crest College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia Program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Program, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)
10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906
Rosemont, IL 60018-5603