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. It allowed me 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 provides 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 cadaver lab in the 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.
- “With a wide variety of clinical sites all over IL and WI , you see complex cases and how various anesthesia providers practice.” 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 academic and clinical needs.” 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 is very helpful and professional and gives 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.
Attention applicants for the Class of 2017:
- The application process is entirely online using NursingCAS. Click on the link to access the application.
- The application period is March 15, 2014 - June 15, 2014.
- Applicants being offered interviews will be notified July 15, 2014.
- Interview dates are scheduled for August 12; August 13 and August 16
- Interview candidates will be notified of the admissions decision on August 18
- Matriculation is June 1, 2015.
>>We are VERY pleased to announce that the Council On Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA) has granted a continuing accreditation for a period of 10 years to the RFUMS Nurse Anesthesia Program. That 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.
>> 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. If you have looked around at other opportunities, you know that not all programs reach this achievement. We are proud of our graduates, and we are very glad to have the numbers to support us in saying we are in the business of developing EXCEPTIONAL CRNAs!
>>Check out the YouTube video on ultrasound guided nerve blocks that was produced by four of our students from the Class of 2012. Please view it, learn from it, and pass it on to others! Congratulations to our (now) alumni for this great work! Use this live link to access this educational video:
>>Pending the approval of the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs, we intend to matriculate our first class of doctoral level students in June of 2015!
Sandra Larson, PhD, CRNA, APN
Ali Tabatabai, MSN, MS, CRNA, APN
Jay Tumulak, DNP, MS, CRNA, APN
Lori Anderson, MSN, CRNA, APN
Ginna Kim, MS, CRNA, APN
Peter Strube, MSN, CRNA, APN
Franklin McShane, DNP, MSN, CRNA, APN
Peter Kallio, DNP, MSN, CRNA, APN
Steve Klinkhammer, DNP, MSN, CRNA, APN