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
Linda Wunder, PhD, CRNA, Director
106 credits (9 semesters)
May 1st of each year. You must complete a Graduate Admissions Application to the University AND a Graduate Nursing Application for the Anesthesiology Nursing Program.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Florida International University Miami.
Tuition is calculated at the 2018-2019 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: $79,732
Fees and expenses: $6,002
Grand Total: $85,734
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $135,659
Fees and expenses: $6,002
Grand Total: $141,661
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 are offered online for the first two semesters. You’ll begin your clinical simulation education at the College of Nursing & Health and Sciences’ Simulation Teaching and Research (STAR) Center during the first fall semester and on-campus attendance is required.
It has 4 simulated operating rooms complete with all of the latest anesthesia equipment and computerized patient simulators in a fully immersive clinical setting. Before performing all anesthesia skill on patients, you will need to learn and practice this first in the STAR 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 the Council on Higher Education Accreditation 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
1 year of experience as an R.N. in a critical care setting is required. Most applicants have several years experience. Traditional ICU experience is most competitive.
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.
Minimum GRE scores:
“There is no minimum score required; scores are evaluated among the pool of applicants.”
(Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required for all foreign graduates (550 paper-based, 80 internet-based or 6.5 on IELTS exam).
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
- 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.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 67 for the MSN graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Florida International University Miami Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in May 2010. It was given nine years accreditation and will be reviewed again in May 2019.
First-time pass rate
75% (Class of 2017)
5% (Class of 2017)
100% (Class of 2017)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida
Florida CRNA salaries are slightly higher than the national average with an annual mean wage of $172,500.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $169,450 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 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.
*This page was updated February 12, 2019*
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