Adventist University, Health Sciences
671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
Alescia Devasher Bethea, Ph.D., CRNA, ARNP., Program Administrator
ph: (407) 303-9331
fax: (407) 303-9578
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
127 semester hours
July 1 and applications need to be submitted through NursingCAS.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Adventist University of Health Sciences
Tuition is calculated at the 2017 rate. Tuition listed is for new students and covers the duration of the program.
Cost of Tuition: $98,000
*Fees and expenses: $16,910
Grand Total: $114,910
*This includes the cost of books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Up to 26 students.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
Or a baccalaureate in a related field (Related fields may include biology, chemistry, exercise physiology or respiratory therapy). An RN who is completing their BSN may apply to the program, but the degree must be conferred prior to enrollment.
You either need an unrestricted Florida RN license or be eligible for Florida RN licensure.
One year intensive critical care nursing experience is required. Experience must have been within the last 3 years. Most applicants have at least 2-3 years of critical care experience.
Critical care experience is defined by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) as follows:
Critical care experience must be obtained in a critical care area within the United States, its territories, or a US military hospital outside of the US. During this experience, the registered professional nurse has developed critical decision making and psychomotor skills, competency in patient assessment, and the ability to use and interpret advanced monitoring techniques. A critical care area is defined as one where, on a routine basis, the registered professional nurse manages one or more of the following: invasive hemodynamic monitors (such as pulmonary artery catheter, CVP, arterial); cardiac assist devices; mechanical ventilation; and vasoactive infusions [such as norepinephrine, epinephrine, vasopressin, dobutamine, nicardipine, nitroglycerin]. Examples of critical care units may include but are not limited to: Surgical Intensive Care, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, Coronary Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care. Those who have experiences in other areas may be considered, provided they can demonstrate competence with managing unstable patients, invasive monitoring, ventilators, and critical care pharmacology.
3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Minimum GRE scores:
A competitive Graduate Record Examination score is 300 on the revised GRE, and 3.5 analytical writing. A minimum of 900 on the GRE is acceptable.
The GRE is waived for students who can present a proof of a previously earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
An applicant, whose first language is not English, must attain a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
All pre-requisite courses must be at least 3 credits, and completed with a grade of B or better, within five years prior to the application deadline (unless noted otherwise).
- Completion of STAT 215 Elementary Statistics (or equivalent) by December 31 of the year prior to enrollment in the DNAP program
- Chemistry; prefer Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 77 for the 2015 MSN graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Adventist University of Health Sciences Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in May 2013. It will be reviewed again in May 2020.
Please note: It is extremely rare for a student at any CRNA school to not eventually pass the exam. Most students who don’t pass the first time pass the second. Very rarely does a person ever take it a third time. This statistic only measures how well the program prepares students to pass the test the first time around.
Class of 2017:
- First-time test takers: 82%
- Attrition rate: 18%
- Employment rate: 100%
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida
Florida CRNA salaries are right below the national average around $163k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (according to a 2016 study)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from $110,000-$130,000.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Working during the program is highly discouraged due to the intense nature of the coursework.
What makes this school unique?
Adventist University of Health Sciences is a private Christian school founded by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. In addition to the required nurse anesthesia curriculum, it offers classes that are more spiritually focused.
All information given on this site about the Adventist University of Health Sciences was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated November 30th, 2017.*
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