The Florida International University Miami Nurse Anesthetist Program is one of the first, and remains one of the few programs in the country, that have integrated simulation-based education throughout the nurse anesthetist program curriculum.
Florida International University Miami
FIU - University Park Campus
AHC3 - College of Nursing and Health Sciences
11200 SW 8th Street, Suite 342
Miami, FL 33199
Thomas Lansden, CRNA, MS, Director
ph: (239) 590-7457
fax: (305) 348-7823
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing, DNP
71 and 83 for MSN Bridge Program
November 1st of each year. You may apply no sooner than 18 months prior to enrollment.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Florida International University Miami.
Tuition is calculated at the 2012-2013 rate. Tuition at most schools increases each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is 5% to 15% higher than what is shown here.
Cost of In State Tuition: $54,290
Fees and expenses: $3,000
Grand Total: $57,290
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $90,079
Fees and expenses: $3,000
Grand Total: $93,079
FIU Miami MSN program's tuition fee is clearly stated on their website here.
CRNA Program Summary
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This CRNA program (as well as all others that are accredited by the COA) prepares you to take the CCNA certification exam at the conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
In this fully integrated program, you'll begin your clinical simulation education at the College of Nursing & Health and Sciences' Simulation Teaching and Reseach (STAR) Center during the first semester.
It has 4 simulated operating rooms complete with all of the latest anesthesia equipment and computerized patient simulators in a fully immersive clinical setting. Before performing all anesthesia skill on patients, you will need to learn and practice this first in the STAR Center.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited institution. Note that registered nurses who have a Bachelor's degree in another field of study may be able to gain entrance via the MSN Bridge Program.
A current unrestricted RN license in Florida
1 year experience as an R.N. in a critical care setting is required. Most applicants have several years experience. Traditional ICU experience is most competitive.
3.0 in upper level BSN work
Minimum GRE scores:
Combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1000
(Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required for all foreign graduates (550 paper-based, 80 internet-based or 6.5 on IELTS exam).
Courses in advanced sciences such as physiology, organic chemistry or biochemistry are recommended and make the applicant more competitive.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
2.1 out of 5.0. Ranked 90 out of 107 CRNA programs.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Florida International University Miami Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in May, 2010. It was given eight years accreditation and will be reviewed again in May, 2018.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida
Florida CRNA salaries hover right around the national average and fluctuate between $150k-175k. Starting salaries for nurse anesthetists in Florida tend to be lower than that range.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
Classroom, clinical time and study time average around 60 hours per week.
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
This is a full time graduate program and outside employment is not realistic and not consistent with the demands and expectations of such a program.
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University Miami ‘s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from