University of Alabama at Birmingham Anesthesia Program

One of two CRNA schools in Alabama. The other school is Samford and both of these schools are in the same city of Birmingham, Alabama.

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Contact Info For the Anesthesia School: 

UAB’s School of Nursing
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1210
(205) 975-7529

Jacqueline Lavier, M.Ed, Program Manager (205) 975-3115 |

Susan McMullan, PhD, CRNA Program Director

Facts and Info:

Length of Program:

  •  28 months full time
  •  10 months of didactic at UAB followed by 18 months of clinical rotations

Experience Needed:                                                                                                                                       Preferred Critical Care Experience: CCU, CVICU, MICU, Neuro ICU, SICU, Burn/Trauma ICU and Pediatric ICU.

Experience Not considered: PACU, Neonatal ICU, Cardiac Step Down, Bone Marrow Transplant, Telemetry, or Emergency Room

Admission Criteria:                                                                                                                                      

  • Nursing degree (BSN or higher) from a regionally accredited institution
  • Active, unencumbered Registered Nurse License
  • Undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on the science prerequisite courses, and a grade of ‘C’ or higher in all science pre-requisite courses
  •  (3) Letters of professional reference attesting to the applicant’s potential for graduate study
  •  Standardized test score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). There is no minimum score
  • A personal interview with the selection committee,
  •  If accepted, complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service
  • complete a background check, and urine drug screening.
  • * There is no Waiver Process for this program, A GRE exam is required                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Application Deadline:

September 1st for the following year class start

Cost of Program:

These cost are based upon the 2015 cost of tuition.

In State: $60, 249

Out of State: $133,953

Number of Applicants:


Class Size:


Clinical Sites:

  •  UAB Hospital
  •  Children’s of Alabama is also on campus, offers a pediatric trauma unit and a neonatal unit.
  • Numerous other partners provide students with exceptional clinical opportunities in Alabama Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi. Students select clinical site in their application

NBCRNA Pass Rate: (2015 academic year)

  • 1st time pass: 80%
  • 2nd time: 94%
  • National Average: 85%

Attrition Rate:

2015 rate was 2%

Employment Rate:

Employment was 97% for the last class within 6 months of graduation

International Students:

  •  Contact International Recruitment and Student Services at, (205), 934-3328, FAX 934-8664 to determine eligibility
  • All foreign transcripts evaluated by the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc OR the World Education Services, sent from the evaluators directly to the School of Nursing
  • A degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited educational institution in the United States UAB is an equal education opportunity institution. 08/04/16 pt
  •  A score of 500 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL
  •  Possess a nursing license to practice nursing in the state where you plan to conduct your clinical practicum


If UAB’s CRNA Program doesn’t seem like a good fit for you, we have a list of all the Alabama CRNA Schools for you to check out or find one that fits that is outside of Alabama at  CRNA schools listed by states

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