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  • The FIU Nurse Anesthetist program was inaugurated in 2001 as the first nurse anesthetist program in the State of Florida University System.
  • The program transitioned in 2016 from a master’s degree to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) – the educational standard needed to practice as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
  • We have graduated more than 400 CRNAs since the inaugural graduating class of 2003.
  • The FIU Nurse Anesthetist Unit is based out of the innovative S.T.A.R Center (Simulation Teaching And Research) on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Southwest Miami.
  • 100-credit program
  • 45 students admitted annually

By the Numbers*

  • 61%Female students
  • 39%Male students
  • 55%Hispanic students
  • 3%Black non-Hispanic students
  • 27%White non-Hispanic students
  • 12%Asian/Pacific Islander students
  • 3%Other ethnicities
  • 95%Graduation rate
  • 100%Employment rate (within 4 months of graduation)

*For the past academic year