Nurse Anesthesia
As you choose a program that best fits your personal and professional goals, we asked our current students why they chose Rosalind Franklin University’s Nurse Anesthesia program to continue their education: 

  • “The didactically front-loaded program is advantageous to appreciate all OR opportunities.”   Class of 2012 student
Our CRNA program is structured as a 12-month science-based, front-loaded didactic program to prepare graduates for clinical residencies and provide a solid, up-to-date knowledge base for practice.  Learn more about the curriculum.

  • “I chose RFUMS for the opportunity to learn in a multidisciplinary setting throughout the curriculum.”  Class of 2014 student
RFUMS offers programs in a wide variety of graduate health professions and has an educational focus on interprofessional, collaborative patient-care.

  • “I really appreciate the advantages of a gross anatomy course.”  Class of 2014 student 
Learn more about our gross anatomy cadaver laboratory.

  • “The simulation experiences are a strength of this program…”  Class of 2014 student
Simulation is a valuable teaching tool that provides hands-on experiences to correlate with didactic curriculum. Check out the RFUMS facilities

  • “A wide variety of clinical sites all over IL and WI allows you to see complex cases and how various anesthesia providers practice and their dynamics.”  Class of 2012 student
RFUMS students complete their 15-month clinical residency programs at 26 clinical sites, including specialties in OB, hearts and pediatrics

  • “Faculty are easily accessible and respond to your needs academically and clinically.” Class of 2012 student
CRNA faculty members engage in external clinical practice, focus on facilitating student success through weekly connection and employ innovative teaching methods consistent with adult learning theory in optimally-sized classes. Meet the faculty. 

  • “Faculty was very helpful and professional and gave everyone a fair chance.” Class of 2012 student
RFUMS faculty provide clearly articulated and consistent expectations and evaluation methods. Students also have access to University resources such as student housing, academic support, student clubs and organizations, financial services, wellness resources, multicultural events and services and more to ensure success. 


We are very pleased to announce that the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs has granted a continuing accreditation for a period of 10 years for the Master's of Science in Nurse Anesthesia degree program.  This is the longest allowable period for them to extend our accreditation as a program and is the result of an exhaustive study and review of program components and execution.  Our next review will be in 2022.

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is pleased to announce its intention to offer an entry-level and a completion level Doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree pending approval by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  We anticipate being able to offer current applicants the option to complete a doctoral degree once the requirements of the Master's in Nurse Anesthesia degree are met.

100% of the Class of 2012  has taken the NBCRNA exam and passed on the first attempt. That number is a testimony to their personal commitments to preparing for this great profession, and gives us a source of pride, as well. Please join us in congratulating this outstanding group of RFUMS graduates!

About the College of Health Professions

An education at the College of Health Professions is a personalized, innovative and integrated experience aimed at enabling the beginning or continuation of rewarding careers in health care. Whether you are interested in doctoral study or certificate programs, full-time or part-time enrollment, the College offers innovative curricula to fit many ambitions and lifestyles.

Interprofessionalism is more than just a concept for our students; it's a way of life. Through interaction in coursework, social activities and more, students in the College of Health Professions work with students from other programs across the university, which strengthens their understanding and respect for the interprofessional healthcare team model of collaborative care.

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