Florida State University
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, Florida 32405
Geniece McPeak, Nurse Anesthesia Program Coordinator
Ryan Shores, DNP, CRNA, Interim Program Administrator
Russell Gentry, DNAP, MSN, MSNA, CRNA, Associate Program Administrator
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science
28 months, full time
August 1 – December 1
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Florida State University. Tuition is calculated at the 2015 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: $66,503
*Fees and expenses: $2,030
Grand Total: $68,533
*This includes the application fee and cost of books.
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Florida State University Nurse Anesthesia Program won’t give you the specific experiences or training you need to be a successful CRNA? Learn what standards CRNA Programs must meet in order to be accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia (COA).
This CRNA program (as well as all others that are accredited by the COA) prepares you to take the CRNA certification exam at the conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
Semester 1: 4 days in the classroom and 1 day at a clinical site
Semester 2: 2 days in the classroom and 3 days at a clinical site
Semesters 3: Mixture of classroom and clinical training, with the addition of “on call” nights and weekends.
Semester 4-7: Clinical cases 5 days a week corresponding with operating room schedules at the primary clinical sites. Didactic instruction will occur on Monday afternoons.
Preparation for the National Certification Exam takes place throughout the entire program.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or Health Related Science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) obtained from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
Current, valid, unrestricted, professional registered nursing license from within the United States. Upon admission, Florida RN license must be obtained.
One year of recent acute/critical care experience.
Critical care setting examples include but not limited to:
- Surgical Intensive Care
- Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
- Medical Intensive Care
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care
Experiences in other areas may be considered if they can demonstrate competence with managing:
- unstable patients
- invasive monitoring
- critical care pharmacology
A minimum GPA of 3.0.
Minimum GRE scores:
Complete the GRE after October 1, 2010. No minimum scores required.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- CCRN is encouraged
What Makes FSU unique?
SRNAs gain clinical experience beginning the first week of class.
The FSU NAP SRNAs are the sole anesthesia students at the primary clinical sites thus gaining greater clinical experience faster.
A small didactic faculty provides individualized instruction and interaction with each student.
SRNAs gain instruction and experience in Ultrasound needle guided regional anesthesia early and throughout their clinical training.
The majority of students achieve their minimal requirement obstetric and pediatric experience prior to their fourth semester of the program. They anticipate our graduates will have more than three times the minimal requirements for clinical cases as required by the COA.
The SRNAs are not utilized as clinical staff, rather they are instructed in a 1:1 if not 2:1 ratio (Physician Anesthesiologist:CRNA) throughout their clinical training.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Florida State University was awarded their initial accreditation January 2015. They have been given 5 years accreditation and will be reviewed again in October 2020.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Florida State University
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)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.
All information was found from the school’s website or received from the program director.
*This page was updated August 8th, 2016.*
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