University South Florida is one of nine CRNA schools in Florida.
University South Florida
College of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
Dr. Susan M. Perry, PhD, CRNA
Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA), Academic Affairs
ph: (813) 224-7808
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science
72 hours. This program has a heavy focus on research.
approximately 50 students
Admission for the following fall starts April 1st. October 15th is the priority deadline and when the university will begin accepting students. They will continue accepting applications until February 15th on a space available basis.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at University South 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 Tuition: $57,600
*Fees and expenses: $3,240
Grand Total: $60,840
*This includes the cost of books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Bachelor’s degree with a major in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
An unrestricted RN license to practice in the U.S. A Florida license will be required before the start of the clinical phase.
2 current years of experience as an RN in an aggressive critical care unit are required. One year must be in adult critical care.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- Medical Intensive Care
- Surgical Intensive Care
- Cardiovascular Intensive Care
- Coronary Critical Care
- Neurology Intensive Care
Note that critical care experience is also defined as daily or full time contact with patients in the ICU, use of invasive monitors, continuous cardiac monitors, ventilators, vaso-active infusions, and life threatening pathophysiology. They do not accept:
- Post Anesthesia
Cumulative as well as science GPA of 3.0 or better.
Minimum GRE scores:
GRE must be taken within 5 years of application.
If English is your second language, you may need to take the TOEFL. A composite score of 550 for the paper test or 213 for the computer-based test is strongly recommended for admission to the graduate program.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) is highly recommended
- CCRN is highly recommended
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.
University South Florida Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in October, 2011. It was given the maximum 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again in 2021.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University South 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 (2015): 93%
National average (2008): 89.9%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
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 given on this site about University South Florida’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated February 15th, 2017.*
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