CRNA Programs in Florida


A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) has the important job of administering anesthesia to patients. You may be thinking of continuing your education to become a CRNA in the future.  Registered Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and at least one year of experience working in an intensive care unit may qualify for CRNA programs at colleges in Florida.

CRNA Certification in Florida

CRNAs in the state must have a current state license as an RN. They must also have completed an accredited CRNA program. After graduation, they must pass the certification examination to receive certification.

Florida CRNA Registry

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

222 South Prospect Avenue

Park Ridge, IL 60068

CRNA Jobs and Salary in Florida

CRNAs work in hospitals and in some doctor’s offices. They may be employed by a pain management medical group, podiatrist, or plastic surgeon and work in the doctor’s office. Other CRNAs work for dentists and oral surgeons. Most hospitals in the state employ CRNAs, such as the following:

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa

Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando

Florida Hospital, Orlando

Baptist Hospital of Miami

Florida Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale

Miami Children’s Hospital

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota

Salaries for CRNAs in the state are around $150,000 to $175,000 annually with experience. Starting salaries range from $110,000 to $130,000.

CRNA Programs in Florida

These accredited programs take 28 months of full time study to complete. They each have their own prerequisites for admission to their CRNA program, including minimum GPAs and GRE scores. Minimum critical care experience requirements also vary. Most programs begin in August each year, while some start classes in January. It is important to start the application process about a year before beginning the program. Programs lead to a Master of Science Nurse Anesthesia degree or a Master of Science in Anesthesiology.

Barry University

Master of Science Program in Anesthesiology

11300 NE 2nd Avenue

Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695

 

Florida Gulf Coast University

MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

 

Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences

Nurse Anesthesia Program

671 Winyah Drive

Orlando, FL 32803-1226

 

Florida International University

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Anesthesiology Nursing Program

11200 Southwest 8th Street

Suite ACH3-342

Miami, FL 33199

 

Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia

Bay Medical Center

615 N. Bonita Avenue

Panama City, FL 32401-3623

 

University of Miami School of Nursing

and Health Studies Nurse Anesthesia Program

PO Box 248153

Coral Gables, FL 33124-3850

 

University of North Florida

Nurse Anesthetist Program

1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32224-2673

 

University of South Florida

College of Nursing

Nurse Anesthesia Program

12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

MDC 22

Tampa, FL 33612-4766

 

Wolford College

Nurse Anesthesia Program

1336 Creekside Blvd.

Suite 2

Naples, FL 34108

 

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