Best Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Schools for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) March 7, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled a list of the best colleges and universities with Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) programs for 2017. Of the 22 schools that were ranked, University of Iowa, Drexel University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Columbia University in the City of New York and Duke University came in as the top five institutions on the list.

“The path to becoming a nurse anesthetist can be a challenging one, and the right educational background is critical,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of “These schools have been rated for overall quality and offer a solid foundation for nursing professionals seeking to specialize in anesthesiology.”

To earn a spot on the “Best” list, colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each school is also considered based on such criteria as student/teacher ratios, academic and career counseling services, loan default rates, graduation rates and financial aid availability.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

Schools with the Best CRNA Programs for 2017 include the following:
  • Barry University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Loma Linda University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oakland University
  • Rutgers University New Brunswick
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • Wayne State University

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