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School of Nurse Anesthesia
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Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
School of Nurse Anesthesia
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

(401) 729-2485

Tuition & Info
Students are required to pay tuition according to the fee schedule set at Central Connecticut State University (please see university catalogue and fee schedule). Students are required to obtain current editions of the following textbooks prior to commencement of Phase II of the Program.

Purchase of additional textbooks is required for the academic phase of study at CCSU. Housing, meals, and transportation are not furnished.
  1. Anesthesia and Co-Existing Disease, Stoelting
  2. Nurse Anesthesia, Nagelhout
  3. Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthesia Practice, Stoelting
  4. Clinical Anesthesia, Barash
  5. Anesthesia Equipment, Dorsch & Dorsch
  6. Essence of Anesthesia Practice, Roize
Clinical Exprience and Rotations
Clinical experiences are wide and varied, and meet the background that is necessary to qualify you to be a competent nurse anesthetist.  Experience will be obtained within the hospital departments of the main operating room, outpatient surgery, post anesthesia care unit (PACU), obstetrics, and pulmonary function laboratory.  Students will rotate to affiliate clinical sites for neuro anesthesia and open heart experiences.

Emergency Case Experience
After completing the orientation period, students will be assigned to a rotating call schedule for emergency experience.  A call room is available for nurse anesthesia students when assigned to 24 hour call.

Anesthesia Library
An anesthesia and medical library is available at Memorial Hospital of RI.  Students are also admitted free of cost to the Brown University Medical Library for study and research.  Students have continuous access to use of all library, audiovisual, and media educational materials at Central Connecticut State University.

Personal Time Off (PTO)
During the initial academic phase of the program, students attend university courses according to the academic schedule, and follow the planned university holiday and vacation itinerary. Students are granted a maximum of twenty (20) days off during the seventeen (17) months of Phase II. Restitution for absences beyond established PTO limits is compulsory, and will result in deferral of graduation.

Health Insurance

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island provides full individual Health & Dental Benefits at no cost to student registered nurse anesthetist throughout the twenty-nine month program of study.


Students receive a stipend of $100.00 per week during the seventeen month Phase II of the program.

Malpractice Insurance

Liability insurance is provided by the hospital up to one million dollars per occurrence. This does not cover liability during outside employment, rather this is the responsibility of the individual student.

Student Employment
Limited outside employment is allowed. Under no circumstances are students allowed to be paid for or to administer or manage anesthesia outside the jurisdiction of the School of Nurse Anesthesia.

Class Admissions Calendar

A new class begins annually in May. Graduation takes place at the end of the twenty-nine month program during the month of October.

CPR Competency

Students must demonstrate BLS and ACLS Certification, which meets American Heart Association standards. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is also required and coordinated by the program prior to graduation.


Tuition for Phase I is approximately: $25,000.00

Additional Fees during Phase II average: $ 1000.00

** A graduate application fee of $40.00 is assessed after your acceptance into the Program and is payable to C.C.S.U.
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