Florida Gulf Coast University’s extremely high success rate on the National Board Exam (NCE) combined with the small class size and very low attrition rate, beautiful campus, state of the art simulation facilities and caring, student-oriented instructors make the choice for FGCU an easy one!
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Rosann Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA
Program Director, MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program
Phone: (239) 745-4309
Graduate Program Assistant – Nursing
CRNA Degree offered
DNP. As a fresh program, the first cohort for the entry-level BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program was admitted in May 2020
36 months, full time
September 15th. Interviews in October and November. You must apply through NursingCAS. Application materials received after September 15 will be considered on a space available basis.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Please note that tuition is calculated at the current 2015-2016 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: $41,819
*Fees and expenses: $3,600
Grand Total: $45,419
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $145,674
*Fees and expenses: $3,600
Grand Total: $149,274
*This includes the estimated cost of books and the application fee.
There is a clinical fee and an equipment fee for each semester – contact the program for more specific tuition details.
They strive to provide the most current and marketable skills to their students: above and beyond the basics, in order to graduate a “full-service -provider”. They offer hands-on training in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia as well as the vascular line.
All current clinical sites are in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties, which makes the commute usually less than 30 minutes. Clinical sites used by the program may change before or during a students time at FGCU. In the future, sites may include elective or mandatory clinical sites requiring travel to other counties in Florida. If a student must travel to a distant site for a mandatory rotation, housing will be provided. Students will be responsible for travel to sites in Florida.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
A bachelor’s degree transcript from a CCNE or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) nursing program and a regionally accredited institution, or the equivalent bachelor’s degree in a nursing program from a foreign institution.
Current and unrestricted registration as a registered nurse with eligibility for Florida RN licensure.
A minimum of one-year current practice experience as a registered nurse in acute care setting which incorporates use and interpretation of advanced monitoring techniques based on knowledge of physiological and pharmacological principles.
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Minimum GRE scores:
Taken within five years of application, with the following preferred minimum scores: 153 verbal, 144 quantitative, and a minimum of 3.5 out of 6 on the essay portion. These are the average scores of students admitted from years past:
The revised GRE taken after August 1, 2011
These certifications are not required for an application, but must be maintained while in the program:
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS(Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
Course Prerequisites (must earn a C or better)
- Statistics course.
- Health assessment course.
- Two chemistry courses, one with a laboratory component.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 78 in the 2015 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Gulf Coast University Florida Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed on 10/2012. It was given 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again on 10/2022. The maximum accreditation available is 10 years.
First-time test takers (MSN)
78% – 2020
Attrition Rate (MSN)
0% – 2020
Employment Rate (MSN)
100% – 2020
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 $180,040 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 study).
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about Florida Gulf Coast University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated October 12, 2020*.
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