Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia


315 Hospital Drive, P.O. Box 417, Madison, TN 37116-0417
(615) 868-6503 - phone
Toll-Free - (888) 353-6872

Founded in 1950, MTSA is the only regionally accredited institution in the nation with a facility dedicated exclusively to the training of Nurse Anesthetists. It is one of the largest schools of nurse anesthesia in the United States. MTSA provides Master of Science and Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice programs with education in both academic and clinical areas to qualified registered nurses holding a baccalaureate degree. Graduates are eligible to take the certification examination to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), are qualified to teach anesthesia-related subjects, and to assist in the preparation of the next generation of anesthesia providers. MTSA also offers a DNAP (Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Degree) as a completion degree to those holding a MS degree in anesthesia. The School is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The school also is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The motto is: “Reflecting Christ in Anesthesia Education.”

Vital Statistics

Fall 2017 Enrollment: Graduate 249

Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid From Any Source: 90%

Tuition and Fees: $74,507 (28-month MS program)

$90,000 (36-month DNAP Program)

Room and Board: n/a

Founded: 1950

Degrees Offered: Master's, Doctorate

Number of Degrees Awarded Summer 2016 to Spring 2017: 78

Student to Faculty Ratio: Academic/didactic 9 to 1

Clinical no more than 2 to 1