The School reserves the right to recommend the withdrawal or dismissal of a nurse anesthesia student whose health, conduct, academic, or clinical performance is below the School standards. This decision will be made, with faculty consensus, at any time during the program and with consideration of the student involved, the school, and the public community. Classes 2010-2014 had an attrition rate of 11.8%. Class of 2014 has an attrition rate of 21%.


A student who successfully completes the  program will receive a Diploma in Nurse Anesthesia from NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia and a  Doctor of Nursing Practice from DePaul University. Graduation date will be extended for students who exceed the allowable time off or who fail to meet all of the residency objectives/requirements by the scheduled deadline.


Graduates are eligible to take the Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). The 2014 NorthShore graduates had a 90% first time pass rate on the certification examination for nurse anesthetists.


NorthShore graduates are highly recruited nationally and the majority have accepted a CRNA position prior to graduation. The Class of 2014 had a 100% employment rate within six months of graduation.

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