Florida International University CRNA School


Modesto A
Maidique Campus – AHC 3,
Rm. 342
11200 SW 8th Street,
Miami, FL 33199

Contact Information:

Phone: 305-348-7747
Email: guardiam@fiu.edu
Url: website


Jeffrey Groom

Program Summary:

Florida International University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program provides a specialty track within the Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia programs. All graduates who have completed the program are eligible to apply for the National Certification Examination. Successful completion of this exam results the graduate becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and being able apply for the Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) credential from the Florida Board of Nursing. Florida International University’s CRNA School has between 130-140 applicants every year, and only allows a “limited” number of students into their program. If you are looking for additional information about the top Nurse Anesthetist Programs in the United States, you can find it at our school search page. We have provided you with school overviews for all 113 accredited CRNA programs in the country. Search by cost, application deadlines, ranking, and state to find the perfect school for you.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 2001
Ranking: 2.1 out of 5.0
Attrition Rate: 100%
Tuition: website
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 87% in 2010

Application Overview:

Application deadline: Nov. 1
Number of applicants:
Application instructions: website
Application Fee:
Letters of Recommendation: 3

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: A current unrestricted Registered Nurse (RN) license in Florida. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)* degree from an accredited institution. *RNs who have an associate’s degree in nursing and who have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing may be eligible for admission through their MSN Bridge program.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one (1) year experience as an RN in a critical care setting at the time of application deadline Accepted: Surgical, Trauma, Open-Heart, Neuro, Medical, Cardiac, Pediatric, Neonatal ICUs Not Accepted: OR, PACU, ER, Step-Down units, Labor & Delivery, Cath lab, etc.
  • GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 (in the last 60 credits of undergraduate course work)
  • GRE: Official GRE scores. There is no minimum score required; scores are evaluated among the pool of applicants.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


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Applicants for the Florida International University’s CRNA Program, who are granted an interview, will be sent an email (at least one week prior to the interview) with tutorial videos and information about the University and CRNA program. On the day of the interview, a 30-45 question and answer session is scheduled in the morning. They usually have 3 panels running at the same time.  Each panel consist of faculty members, clinical instructors and current students. Current CRNA Program students stay with the applicants in the room and provide additional information, tips and answer questions. Simulation Room tours are also provided The interview lasts about 20 minutes. The questions include meet and greet, academic background questions, clinical questions, and clinical scenarios questions. You are not given a written test, however, you are given different clinical scenarios and asked a couple of questions about those scenarios.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:

January 2016


2 years


The Nurse Anesthetist program at FIU integrates a balance of classroom, simulation lab and clinical experience throughout the curriculum.

Clinical Sites:

not listed

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