Florida State University
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, Florida 32405
Geniece McPeak, Nurse Anesthesia Program Coordinator
Stacey VanDyke, DNP, MSN, BSN, CRNA, Program Administrator
Robyn Ward, MS, CRNA, Associate Program Administrator
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
28 months, full time
*Please note that you will need to apply to the Fall 2021 Master’s of Science in Nurse Anesthesia Program and, pending approval by the Council on Accreditation to offer the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice, applications will be automatically rolled over for consideration of entry into the doctoral program which is slated to commence in Summer 2021.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Florida State University. 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: $66,500
*Fees and expenses: $6,480
Grand Total: $72,980
*This includes the application fee and cost of books.
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.
Semester 1: 4 days in the classroom and 1 day at a clinical site
Semester 2: 2 days in the classroom and 3 days at a clinical site
Semesters 3: Mixture of classroom and clinical training, with the addition of “on call” nights and weekends.
Semester 4-7: Clinical cases 5 days a week corresponding with operating room schedules at the primary clinical sites. Didactic instruction will occur on Monday afternoons.
Preparation for the National Certification Exam takes place throughout the entire program.
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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 registered nursing license from within the United States. Upon admission, Florida RN license must be obtained.
One year of recent acute/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:
Complete the GRE within 5 years of application.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- CCRN is encouraged
What Makes FSU unique?
SRNAs gain clinical experience beginning the first week of class.
The FSU NAP SRNAs are the sole anesthesia students at the primary clinical sites thus gaining greater clinical experience faster.
A small didactic faculty provides individualized instruction and interaction with each student.
SRNAs gain instruction and experience in Ultrasound needle guided regional anesthesia early and throughout their clinical training.
The majority of students achieve their minimal requirement obstetric and pediatric experience prior to their fourth semester of the program. They anticipate our graduates will have more than three times the minimal requirements for clinical cases as required by the COA.
The SRNAs are not utilized as clinical staff, rather they are instructed in a 1:1 if not 2:1 ratio (Physician Anesthesiologist: CRNA) throughout their clinical training.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Florida State University was awarded their initial accreditation in January 2015. They have been given 5 years accreditation and will be reviewed again in October 2020.
Pass rate for CRNA Board at Florida State University
82% (2019 graduating class)
4% (2019 graduating class)
100% (2019 graduating class)
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida
Florida CRNA salaries are below the national average with an annual mean wage of $160,030.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $181,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study)
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information was found on the school’s website or received from the program director.
*This page was updated October 12, 2020.*
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