Costs and Benefits

NA grad costs

In addition to the cost of tuition there are several program costs that are associated with the MSNA program. Students are eligible for financial aid through the University. Mercy Springfield also offers students in the MSNA program tuition assistance that can be forgiven upon job placement at a Mercy facility, or repayment post graduation.

List of program costs

Academic Hours (hours and program fee) $32-35,000
Background Check $100.00
Drug Screen $30.00
AANA membership fee $100.00
AANA malpractice Insurance
per year (once clinicals begin)
TYPHON group tracking fee $200.00
Health Insurance
Family: 5,572.00 (from Taylor Health Center)
NCE Exam $725.00
SEE Exam $125.00
Twitch monitor $150.00
Ear piece $60.00
Books estimated $2000.00

Review Class (recommended not required)
(average) plus travel expenses

  1. Prodigy
  2. Valley
  3. NARC 4U
  4. Dannemiller


 Gas/Transportation to Clinical Sites at student expense

Clinical site travel is at the expense of the student. All students are required to carry liability insurance once the clinical phase of education has begun. Insurance is available for purchase through the AANA. All university fees are subject to revision by the Board of Governors without notice. out-of-state fees apply.

Please note that meals, housing, transportation and other living expenses are the responsibility of the student.


There are several benefits to completing the accredited MSNA program at Missouri State. As a student you will average 1000 to 1200 diverse cases in a surgical setting. You will complete a minimum of four clinical site rotations, that allow different anesthesia practice modalities. Regional experience, including chronic pain management, as well as general anesthesia experience provides a well rounded clinical experience. Tuition remains one of the lowest in the nation compared to other MSNA programs. Our graduates have a high success rate on the National Certifying exam upon graduation from the program.