The University of North Florida is one of nine CRNA schools in Florida.
University North Florida
Nurse Anesthetist Program
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
John P McDonough, CRNA, EdD, ARNP, Director
phone: (904) 620-1422
fax: (904) 620-1832
Meghan Niemczyk, MPH
Assistant Director, Advanced Nursing Practice
phone: (904) 620-2628
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Number of Applicants
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at University North Florida.
Tuition is calculated at the 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: $58,000
*Fees and expenses: $9,000
Grand Total: $67,000
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $126,000
*Fees and expenses: $9,000
Grand Total: $135,000
*This includes the cost of books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
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CRNA Program Requirements
BSN from a regionally accredited institution.
Current Licensure as a Registered Nurse, out of state applicants will need to obtain their Florida RN license upon admission to the program.
A minimum of two years experience as an RN in an acute care setting (several years ICU experience is most preferred and competitive).
3.0 from undergraduate nursing major (last 60+ hours)
Minimum GRE scores:
297 (153 verbal, 144 quantitative, and a minimum of 3.5 out of 6 on the essay portion). GRE is mandatory and must be taken within the last 5 years.
- CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrollment
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) prior to enrollment
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) prior to graduation
Successful completion of the following with a grade of “B” or better in each
- Health Assessment
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
Ranked 27 for CRNA programs.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University North Florida Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in October 2009.It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again in October 2019. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of North Florida
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.
- First-time test takers: 88% (Class of 2014)
- National average (2008): 89.9%
10% (Class of 2014)
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
100% (Class of 2014)
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.
What 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?
Outside employment is strongly discouraged, logistically very difficult, and most likely to be incompatible with academic success.
All information given on this site about University of North Florida’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated July 24th, 2017.*
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