University of North Florida Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia

University of North Florida Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthetist Program
1 UNF Drive
FL 32224

Contact Information:

Phone:(904) 620-1422
Url: website


John P McDonough,

Program Summary:

University of North Florida’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was created in 2006 and provides it’s students with a clinical specialty track incorporated within the School of Nursing at the University of North Florida (UNF). UNF utilize numerous innovative Advanced Practice specialty areas, and are made up of over 16,000 students. UNF is a large part of the State University System of Florida, and houses 30 programs at the Master’s and Doctoral levels. Classes start in August and the program is 28 months in length. All applications must be submitted by November 15th to be considered. If you are preparing for Nurse Anesthesia School and want to start applying we recommend spending a little time learning about our CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts eBook program. It covers every aspect of the application process, and can help you get accepted into school.

CRNA School Overview:

RNA School Overview:
Ranking: 2.1 out of 5.0
Class size: 30
Attrition Rate: 10%
Tuition: approx. $48,000 in state
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: 96%

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution with a nursing curriculum based on AACN’s Essentials of Baccalaureate Education (or other appropriate discipline from a regionally accredited institution*).
    Current licensure as a Registered Nurse; out-of-state applicants will need to obtain FL licensure as a RN upon admission to the program (copy of actual RN license)
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one (1) year experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care setting (resume or CV 1-2 pages in length that includes professional work experience with a brief explanation of each position’s responsibilities)
    Accepted: (not specified on website)
    Not Accepted: (not specified on website)
  • GPA: Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from undergraduate nursing major (generally the last 60 hours)
  • GRE: GRE test scores within the last five (5) years
    Prior to July 1, 2011: combined 1000 on verbal and quantitative portions, plus at least 3 out of 6 on the essay portion
    After July 1, 2011: 153 verbal, 144 quantitative, and a minimum of 3.5 out of 6 on the essay portion
  • Certifications: CPR certificate for adult, child, infant, and 2-person (must remain current for duration of program enrollment);


There are not specific prerequisites but during the review process there are three general classes from one’s BSN degree that will be considered: (“B” or better is necessary in each course)
Health Assessment


All interview candidates for the University of North Florida will have a one hour briefing about the program for. Applicants will be interviewed individually after that. The amount of time spent at the school will depend on where you are in the interview sequence. The school uses the admissions committee (10 faculty plus 2 students) to interview each applicant. Most the questions are about you, but any member can ask whatever they wish to ask. The school does not use a written test for their interview process.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



28 months



Clinical Sites:

Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville)
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery Center (Jacksonville)
Halifax Medical Center (Daytona Beach)
UF Health (Shands Jacksonville)
St Vincent’s Medical Center (Jacksonville)
Tampa General Hospital / Florida Gulf to Bay Anesthesia
United States Naval Hospital, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville (NAS Jacksonville)
Flagler Hospital (St. Augustine)

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