The University of Miami Florida’s Nurse Anesthesia School is now offering a BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track.
University of Miami Florida
Nurse Anesthetist Program
5030 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33124
PO BOX 248153
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Associate Dean for DNP Program and Assistant Professor of Clinical
BSN-DNP (Anesthesia Track) Program Director
For any questions regarding the program, please contact:
Student Services at (305) 284-2533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CRNA Degree offered
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Post Master’s DNP (completion)
Class credits: 67, Clinical credits: 57, Total credits: 124
January 15th, 2019. You will need to apply through NursingCAS.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at the University of Miami Florida.
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: $132,000
*Fees and expenses: $6,713
Grand Total: $138,713
*This includes the estimated cost of books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Maximum of 30 students will be accepted
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the University of Miami’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).
Didactic, clinical, and simulated learning are integrated throughout the entire learning process. The dynamic learning process prepares graduates to function effectively and safely incorporating a full range of specialty procedures, anesthesia techniques, and technology. Students admitted to the program come from diverse backgrounds and are experienced nurses, having at least two years of critical care experience, and are highly qualified academically and professionally.
In the BSN-DNP, they offer small class sizes and a low student to faculty ration.
They offer 13 advanced clinical rotation sites with challenging OB/Pediatric, trauma and pain management curriculum.
“Semester 1 & 2 students are exposed to weekly simulated learning activities, where students begin to develop the skills and knowledge which serve as foundational elements for clinical practice. These exercises help students to develop advanced clinical skills, the ability to prioritize, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities.
Starting in the third semester, students begin clinical practice in the hospital at our home sites which include Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Hospital. It is here where students (SRNA’s) will begin to interact with patients and perform the basics of anesthesia management under the direct supervision of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Physician Anesthesiologist.
In semesters 4-9, students are in the clinical setting four (4) days a week in addition to their scheduled classroom work. As students progress, they begin specialty rotations which include Trauma, Cardiac, Obstetric, Pediatric, Pain, Neuro, and Transplantation.”
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CRNA Program Requirements
from an NLN or CCNE accredited program of nursing is preferred. Baccalaureate degree in a related field of study will be considered.
Current, unrestricted Florida RN license or the state or territory of current practice. Florida license must be obtained once admitted.
Minimum of 2 years RN experience in critical care within the last 5 years. You need to have experience caring for the critically ill who have required vasoactive drips, mechanical ventilation and/or invasive monitoring.
Acceptable critical care experience includes:
- Medical ICU
- Surgical ICU
- Pediatric ICU
- Trauma ICU
- Neuro ICU
- Cardiac/Cardiothoracic/Cardiovascular ICU
They do not routinely accept:
- Emergency Room
- Operating Room
- Step-down ICU
A minimum cumulative basic science and overall GPA of 3.0.
Minimum GRE scores:
If English is not your native language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- *CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse)
*not required but a plus
- Introductory Statistics must have been taken within the last 5 years.
If you’d like to freshen up on your science/math skills or improve your chances of getting accepted, they recommend you take a graduate-level science course like Biochemistry or a graduate level statistics course.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank
Ranked 52 for the 2014 graduating class.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Miami Florida Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in October 2008. It was given the maximum of ten years accreditation and will be reviewed again in October 2018. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of Miami Florida
First-time test takers: 73% (2017)
National Average: 82.6% (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
Can I work as an RN while I’m in the program?
Their program is intensive and requires many hours of study and preparation. Employment is strongly discouraged.
How many vacation days am I given?
They follow the University academic calendar, including all holidays and breaks. You will need to return from the winter holiday break one week early, but otherwise, you get the same days off as other students.
What types of anesthesia will I be exposed to at the University of Miami Florida’s nurse anesthetist school?
You’ll be exposed to transplantation, high-risk OB, adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, maxillofacial, pediatrics, trauma, orthopedics, urology, general surgery, gynecology, plastics, oncology, and vascular surgery.
Salaries pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics
All information given on this site about University of Miami Florida’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated February 12, 2019*
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