Additional Expenses

(Areas of expense or related expenses, some of which are included in School fees)

Health Insurance Coverage

Each student must provide evidence of personal health insurance coverage upon enrollment, and must maintain coverage and documentation of such until graduation from MTSA. MTSA does not assume the student’s medical care or cost for medical care.  MTSA does provide information to accepted applicants regarding some group health insurance plans that are available for students to purchase.

Textbooks

Students will purchase textbooks which will be used in the upcoming semester, prior to the per semester Intensive Week, and will have the appropriate required textbooks in their possession for the Intensive Week.  Students who elect to purchase the additional recommended textbooks should inform the Office of Financial Aid as this may affect available amount of money allowed to borrow.

Technology

Utilizing Blackboard Connect technology, a mobile phone will also be used to receive urgent messages from MTSA administration.

Every student must have reliable access to a personal portable/laptop computer equipped with video web camera capability for video conferencing and for completion of scholarly papers and presentations. Each student will also be required to have reliable high-speed internet access to attend online courses, complete online assignments and conduct research. Free WiFi access is available throughout the MTSA campus. MS Office applications are the current standard at MTSA. Microsoft Office applications are available for download by accessing portal.office.com and, signing in with your MTSA email address and password. These applications can be installed on Macs, PCs, tablets, and mobile phones. Synchronous events will utilize the Microsoft Teams application that can be downloaded to any device. 

NBCRNA & AANA Membership Dues

Students are expected to maintain current certification through the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).  The NBCRNA charge for certification and recertification is the student’s responsibility.

Students are also expected to maintain active AANA membership throughout the program.  The AANA’s charge for membership is the student’s responsibility.