Last updated in 2022
Florida International University Miami
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Modesto A. Maidique Campus – AHC 3, Rm 342
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Dr. Jorge Valdes, DNP, CRNA, APRN, Interim Chair
ph: (305) 348-7729
email: [email protected]
Program application and enrollment assistance
Program Coordinator, Academic Support Services
ph: (305) 348-7747
email: [email protected]
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia
36 months (9 semesters, full time)
110 credit hours
April 1st of each year.
You must complete a Graduate Admissions Application to the University and a Graduate Nursing Application for the Anesthesiology Nursing Program.
Please note that you must complete and submit both the NursingCAS application and the FIU Graduate Admissions Supplemental Application.
Entire Cost of CRNA School for Florida International University Miami DNP Program.
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: $76,971
Fees and Total: $84,521
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $133,804
Fees and Total: $141,354
*Calculated on 107 credits
FIU Miami DNP program tuition fees are clearly stated on their website here.
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that Florida International University’s 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.
The DNP Nurse Anesthetist program at FIU integrates a balance of classroom, simulation lab and clinical experience throughout the curriculum.
Classes start in January and on-campus attendance is required.
It has 4 simulated operating rooms complete with all of the latest anesthesia equipment and practice this first in the S.T.A.R. Center.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
A baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN)* from an institution of higher education that is accredited by a national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and a nursing program that is accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Note that registered nurses who have a Bachelor’s degree in another field of study may be able to gain entrance via the BSN Bridge Pathway which requires 7 additional credits.
A current unrestricted RN license by application and will need a license for Florida by time of enrollment.
At least 1 year of experience as an R.N. in a critical care setting (ICU or Pediatric ICU units only) in a U.S. hospital is required.
They will accept flight nurse with ER/trauma room experience and per diem ICU experience on an individual basis.
3.0 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework.
Due to COVID-19, the GRE examination has been removed for many of FIU’s graduate programs.
If you are applying to a semester after Fall 2022, please contact academic support at [email protected] to see if the GRE is required.
Required for all foreign graduates (550 paper-based, 80 internet-based)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (not required but will make you more competitive)
Courses in advanced sciences such as physiology, organic chemistry or biochemistry are recommended and make the applicant more competitive.
Florida International University Miami DNP Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Performance rates for FIU Doctor of Nursing Practice Anesthesiology Nursing Program based on December 2021
Attrition rate: 0%
Employment rate within 3 months of graduation: 100%
First Time Pass Rate: 88%
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida.
Florida CRNA salaries are below the national average with an annual mean wage of $176,760.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $189,190 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 study).
Frequently Asked Questions
- 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?
It is possible to work for the first semester of the DNP program. Classes are offered online and there are no clinical courses. However, starting in August of the first year, the program is full time on campus with clinicals. Financial aid is available but you must apply early to be eligible for full benefits.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Florida International University Miami ‘s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
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