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
Michelle Canale, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
Program Director, Assistant Professor Nurse Anesthesia
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.
Your application must be verified by NursingCAS and all supporting documentation received for an application to be considered complete.
You must also apply to USF Graduate School.
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.
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.
The curriculum is composed of the didactic phase (first twelve months) and the clinical phase (last sixteen months). Classes contain the principles and practices in all applications of anesthesia.
This concentration is independent of the USF academic calendar. Some weekend, night and 24-hour rotations will be required during the clinical phase.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at University South Florida compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
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 adult, pediatric, and/or neonatal ICU critical care unit, completed prior to matriculation into the program.
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:
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for the last 60 units of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree; required science GPA of 3.0
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 – Schools by Rank
Ranked 85 for the 2014 graduating class.
*Please note: Read 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 (2016): 89%
- National average (2016): 84.5%
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida
Florida CRNA salaries hover just below the national average around $163k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (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 November 26th, 2017.*
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