This is one of nine CRNA schools in Florida.
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
3909 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112
Lauren Corder, EdD, CRNA
email: [email protected]
ph: (239) 513-1135
fax: (239) 513-1368
CRNA Degree offered
Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a rolling basis until the incoming spring or fall class is full. Early application is encouraged.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at Keiser University.
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 Tuition: $87,120
*Fees and Total: $ 94,570
*This includes the cost of malpractice insurance, books, AANA membership fees, exam fees, library fee, graduation fee and miscellaneous school expenses.
Class size depends on the quality of applicants. Ranges from 30-50
CRNA Program Summary
Are you concerned that the Wolford College 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.
To receive a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree, students must earn 90 graduate semester credit hours including didactic courses (63 credit hours), DNAP capstone courses (12 credit hours), and clinical practice courses (15 credit hours). Courses in the DNAP: Entry into Practice program are 16 weeks in length and scheduled two to five courses concurrently.
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Some CRNA schools require much more out of their applicants than others. See how the requirements at Wolford College compare to most CRNA school’s requirements.
CRNA Program Requirements
from an accredited nursing program. Non-nursing Baccalaureate degree may be considered on a case by case basis
Current RN license in the U.S. You will need a Florida RN license before you begin clinicals.
Minimum of one year experience as an RN in a critical care area.
Preferred ICU experience includes:
- ICU (Intensive Care Unit)
- CCU (Coronary Care Unit)
- Trauma ICU
- Neuro ICU
- CVRU (CardioVascular Recovery Unit)
Other experiences will be considered on an individual basis. Experience should be no more than two years old.
3.0 or better is preferred. If there is additional space in the program, you may be accepted with a GPA less than a 3.0, assuming you have met all the other requirements.
Minimum GRE scores:
Must be taken within 5 years of application. Combined score of 297 is preferred. The analytical section must be reported with a score of 3.5 preferred. You do not need to take/retake the GRE if you already have a Master’s degree. However, this must be reported if available.
Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) may be required if English is not your native tongue.
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- CCRN (required for re-application)
- Undergraduate Health Assessment course
- Two different chemistry courses (any type of chemistry as long as one course has a lab.)
- Two anatomy and physiology courses.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2016
Ranked 68 for the 2015 graduating class for CRNA programs.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
Keiser University Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed in Jan 2019. They are scheduled to be reviewed again in May 2023. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at Wolford College
Please note: It is extremely rare for a student at any CRNA school to not eventually pass the exam. Most students who don’t pass the first time pass the second. Very rarely does a person ever take it a third time. This statistic only measures how well the program prepares students to pass the test the first time around.
- First-time test takers: 70.0% (2020)
- National average (2020): 85.2%
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Florida
Florida CRNA salaries hover right above 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 given on this site about Wolford College’s Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their website.
*This page was updated August 15th, 2021.*
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