Florida Gulf Coast University CRNA School


Florida Gulf , Coast University 
School of Nursing 
, 10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida , 33965-6565.

Contact Information:

Phone: 239-590-7505
Email: gwarn@fgcu.edu
Url: website


Anne Nolan

Program Summary:

Florida Gulf Coast University’s CRNA School is a 28 month program providing a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA). Nurse Anesthesia students at Florida Gulf Coast University have access to a large variety of resources, including access to the school’s 114,000 square foot library, our recreational, NCAA Division 1 athletics and much more. In addition to the MSNA Nurse Anesthesia Program site, the school suggests visiting the rest of the FGCU website. Here you will find a long list of resources available to you. If you would like more information on how to become a Nurse Anesthetist please look around our CRNA Career Pro website.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2007 Ranking: 2.1 out of 5.0 Class size: Attrition Rate: 0% Tuition: website National Certification Exam (NCE) 1st Time Pass Rate: 100%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Provide evidence of current and unrestricted registration as a registered nurse with eligibility for Florida RN licensure.
  • Work Experience: Provide evidence of a minimum 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. Accepted: not listed on website Not Accepted: not listed on website
  • GPA: Provide an official academic transcript showing the award of a BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • GRE: GRE taken prior to August 1, 2011
    Verbal: 440-540
    Quantitative: 550-670
    Revised GRE taken after August 1, 2011
    Verbal: 149-156
    Quantitative: 146-152
  • Certifications: ACLS, BLS, and PALS are not required for application to the program but are required to have been completed before the student begins the program.
    All students must maintain current RN licensure, ACLS, BLS, and PALS while in the program.


Complete the following undergraduate coursework with a grade of C or above:
Statistics course
Health assessment course
2 chemistry courses (one with a laboratory component)


Admissions interviews for the Florida Gulf Coast University’s Nurse Anesthetist program are conducted by the Admissions Committee, which includes the MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program Director and 2 to 3 other faculty members from the School of Nursing.  A Program overview and brief tour are given by the Program Director in the morning, followed by individual interviews which last approximately 20 to 30 minutes each.  Presently, there is no written test.  Interview questions are standardized for all candidates and are aimed at learning more about each candidate's preparedness for undertaking the rigor of nurse anesthesia education.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



28 months



Clinical Sites:

Cape Coral Hospital
The Children’s Hospital
Gulf Coast Medical Center
HealthPark Medical Center
Lee Memorial Hospital
Charlotte Regional Medical Center
Peace River Regional Medical Center
Physicians Regional Medical Center
St. Lucie Medical Center
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Desoto Memorial Hospital

Disclaimer: Information on this page was gathered from the school's website and through phone interviews. A school's curriculum can change frequently, so we make sure that you are provided with the most up to date information. Our team regularly checks for any changes that CRNA programs make to their curriculum. The ranking of schools was based off of the 2011 US News World Report for Graduate Schools