Gulf Coast University Florida’s extremely high success rate on the National Board Exam (NCE) combined with the small class size and very low attrition rate, beautiful campus, state of the art simulation facilities and caring, student-oriented instructors make the choice for FGCU an easy one!
Gulf Coast University Florida
(Florida Gulf Coast University)
MSN Nurse Anesthetist Program
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Rosann Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA
Program Director, MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program
Phone: (239) 745-4309
Graduate Program Assistant – Nursing
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing
28 months, full time
May 15th, Interviews in June and July. You must apply through NursingCAS.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Gulf Coast University Florida.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the current 2015-2016 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: $30,244
*Fees and expenses: $3,065
Grand Total: $33,309
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $105,353
*Fees and expenses: $3,065
Grand Total: $108,418
*This includes the estimated cost for books and the application fee.
There is a clinical fee and an equipment fee for each semester – contact the program for more specific tuition details.
They strive to provide the most current and marketable skills to their students: above and beyond the basics, in order to graduate a “full-service -provider”. They offer hands-on training in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia as well as vascular line.
All current clinical sites are in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties, which makes the commute usually less than 30 minutes. Clinical sites used by the program may change before or during a students time at FGCU. In the future, sites may include elective or mandatory clinical sites requiring travel to other counties in Florida. If a student must travel to a distant site for a mandatory rotation, housing will be provided. Students will be responsible for travel to sites in Florida.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program
Current and unrestricted registration as a registered nurse with eligibility for Florida RN licensure.
A minimum one year current practice experience as a registered nurse in acute care setting which incorporates use and interpretation of advanced monitoring techniques based on knowledge of physiological and pharmacological principles.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Minimum GRE scores:
Combined score of 1000 on verbal and quantitative sections or equivalent score using revised GRE. Analytical score must also be reported. These are the average scores of students admitted from years past:
Revised GRE taken after August 1, 2011
These certifications are not required for application, but must be maintained while in the program:
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS(Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Course Prerequisites (must earn a C or better)
- Statistics course.
- Health assessment course.
- Two chemistry courses, one with a laboratory component.
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.
Gulf Coast University Florida Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed on 10/2012. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again on 10/2022. The maximum accreditation available is 10 years.
First time test takers
87% – 2016
6% – 2016
100% – 2016
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida
Florida CRNA salaries are about the same as the national average and fluctuate between$150k-175k.
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 given on this site about Gulf Coast University Florida’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated March 28, 2017.*
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