This is one of nine CRNA schools in Florida.
Wolford College Florida
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
1336 Creekside Boulevard, Suite 2
Naples, FL 34108
Lauren Corder, EdD, CRNA
Lori Ellison, MA
Director of Enrollment and Student Services
ph: (239) 513-1135
fax: (239) 513-1368
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science, Post-Master’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (a 24-36 month curriculum offered entirely online)
February and September/October of each year
Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a rolling basis until the incoming spring or fall class is full. Early application is encouraged.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Wolford College.
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: $60,648
*Fees and expenses: $ 5,094
Grand Total: $65,742
*This includes the cost of malpractice insurance, books, AANA membership fees, exam fees, library fee, graduation fee and miscellaneous school expenses.
Class size depends on the quality of applicants. Ranges from 30-50
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Wolford College 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 CCNA certification exam at the conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
Class time vs. Clinical hours
During the first 12 months, you’ll be in Naples spending most of your time in the classroom, with just enough clinical exposure to give your classes relevance.
The last 16 months of the CRNA program, you’ll be tested on reading assignments, as well as taking some online courses, but 90% of your time will be spent immersed in clinical anesthesia.
You’ll get a broad variety of clinical cases at Wolford College. Your case count will be more than double the minimum requirement, and you’ll get a full scope of practice. This includes cardiac, intracranial, pediatrics, obstetrics, regional anesthesia, and invasive line insertion.
You may complete your 16 months of clinical experience in Naples and/or Tampa, Florida.
Looking for something specific? Find CRNA schools categorized by their unique requirements.
Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Wolford College compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Or a BS/BA in a related science.
Current RN license in the U.S. You will need a Florida RN license before you begin clinicals.
Minimum of one year experience as an RN in a critical care area.
Preferred ICU experience includes:
- ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
- CCU (Coronary Care Unit)
- Trauma ICU
- Neuro ICU
- CVRU (CardioVascular Recovery Unit)
Other experiences will be considered on an individual basis. Experience should be no more than two years old.
3.0 or better is preferred. If there is additional space in the program, you may be accepted with a GPA less than a 3.0, assuming you have met all the other requirements.
Minimum GRE scores:
Must be taken within 5 years of application. Combined score of 297 is preferred. Analytical section must be reported with a score of 3.5 preferred. You do not need to take/retake the GRE if you already have a Master’s degree. However, this must be reported if available.
Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 550 (paper based test) or 213 (computer based test) may be required if English is not your native tongue.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (required for re-application)
- Undergraduate Health Assessment course
- Two different chemistry courses (any type of chemistry as long as one course has a lab.)
- Two semesters of anatomy and physiology
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.
Wolford College Florida Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in May 2008. It was given accreditation of eight years and will be reviewed again in October, 2016. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Wolford College
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: 63% (2015)
- National average (2008): 89.9%
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida
Florida CRNA salaries hover right around 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours should I expect to be engaged in the program each week?
You can expect to spend approximately 60 – 65 hours per week in the classroom, studying, or in clinical.
How many vacation days am I given?
Students may be assigned to the clinical areas during holidays and College breaks.
All information given on this site about Wolford College’s Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated June 28th, 2016.*
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