Oakland University - Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program Information

Student Handbook

Material contained in this handbook is supplemental to material found in the Oakland University School of Nursing Graduate Student Handbook and in the Graduate Catalog for Oakland University. Download the Oakland University - Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia Student Handbook.

Time Commitment

The time commitment involved in graduate study is extremely rigorous and additional employment is discouraged.

  • Students can expect to spend an average of 64 hours a week in class and clinical throughout the 28 months.
  • There are 30 days off allotted throughout the program, in addition to major holidays.
  • Students are expected to attend various in-state meetings and seminars, at their own cost.
  • Students spend up to 1 day per month in the Simulation Lab.
  • Off shifts hours (midnight, afternoon & weekend) are required.
  • Students will rotate to rural sites throughout the state of Michigan during the course of the program.


Student health care is currently available.

  • Students have the option of enrolling in the Beaumont Hospital Student Health Care Program.
    • This program provides medical coverage for the student only at Beaumont facilities.
    • There is a monthly fee.
    • This plan excludes maternity coverage.
  • Students also have the option of enrolling on the Oakland Univiersity Student Health Care Program
    • This program has the option of adding family members
    • There is a monthly fee

Program Costs

Program length:   28 Months
Credits:   56
Semesters:   7
Tuition for the program:   $6,800 per semester
Council on Certification SEE (x2):   $125 (total $250)
AANA membership cost:   $200
Certification exam (graduation):   $725
Books, equipment & laptop computer:   $4,000
Other costs:   $10,000 (approximately) health insurance, review course, conferences, travel and lodging

Students are responsible for costs incurred for travel while in the program, including gas, lodging and meals.

Financial Aid 

Financial aid is available through http://www.oakland.edu/financialaid/ and a loan program through the military. 

Email thomas.twigg@usarec.army.mil for additional information on financial aid from the U.S. Army. For the U.S. Navy, contact michael.dalpra@navy.mil