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The Nurse Anesthesia Program at Florida State University Panama City began its first class in August 2015.
Florida State University
Nurse Anesthesia Program
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, Florida 32405
Geniece McPeak, Nurse Anesthesia Program Coordinator
Stacey VanDyke, DNP, MSN, BSN, CRNA, Program Administrator
CRNA Degree offered
DNAP, Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
As of January 2021, Florida State University has been approved by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) to offer the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program.
36 months, full time
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Florida State University.
Tuition is effective in January 2021. 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: $85,500
*Fees and Total: $92,595
*This includes the application fee and cost of books.
Florida State University’s Tuition Link
When did this CRNA Program begin?
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Florida State University 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 CRNA certification exam at the conclusion of the program, allowing you to become a CRNA.
Semesters 1, 2 and 3 of the DNAP program follow the academic calendar of the university (as well as all non-lab or non clinical courses). Lab or clinical courses follow a 365 calendar.
Clinical practicum courses follow a 365 calendar rather than the FSU academic calendar. Anesthesia clinical practicum placement will begin prior to the official beginning of the semester and continue through term breaks. A record for each student is maintained by NAP Administration.
Preparation for the National Certification Exam takes place throughout the entire program.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Florida State University compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or Health Related Science (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) obtained from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
Current, valid, unrestricted, professional nursing license in one jurisdiction of the United States
One year of critical care experience.
Critical care setting examples include but not limited to:
- Surgical Intensive Care
- Cardiothoracic Intensive Care
- Medical Intensive Care
- Pediatric Intensive Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care
Experiences in other areas may be considered if they can demonstrate competence in managing:
- unstable patients
- invasive monitoring
- critical care pharmacology
A minimum GPA of 3.0.
Minimum GRE scores:
A competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within 5 years of application. A score of more than 300 combined is recommended
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- CCRN is encouraged
Florida State University Nurse Anesthesia Program
CRNA School Performance
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Florida State University was awarded their initial accreditation in May 2021. They have been given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again in Spring 2031.
Pass rate for CRNA Board at Florida State University: 92% (2020 graduating class)
Attrition Rate: 4% (2020 graduating class)
Employment Rate: 100% (2020 graduating class)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida State University Nurse Anesthesia Program, 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)
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information was found on the school’s website or received from the program director.
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