Department of Nurse Anesthesiology

The nurse anesthetist profession has its roots in the Civil War when nurses first administered anesthesia to wounded soldiers.  Today, the specialization of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) safely administer approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients each year in U.S. hospitals, surgical centers, physicians’ offices and other healthcare settings.

In most urban and suburban settings, CRNAs work in a collaborative team practice with physician anesthesiologists. In less populated areas, they are the sole anesthesia providers in most rural hospitals, enabling these facilities to offer obstetric, surgical and trauma stabilization and other services.

If you feel the calling to become a CRNA and lead the way in safe, cost-efficient, quality care in anesthesia practice, FIU Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) is for you. Our full-time education and training program can lead to a degree in nine consecutive semesters. You will learn best practices, advanced skills, and interdisciplinary collaboration in classroom, clinical and high-tech simulation settings.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia at Florida International University is accredited by:

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) | 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906 Rosemont, IL 60018-5603 | Tel: 224-275-9130 | Email:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Florida International University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Florida State Board of Nursing | 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN CO2, Tallahassee, FL 32399 | Ph: 850-245-4125

Contact Us

FIU Department of Nurse Anesthesiology
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Modesto A. Maidique Campus | AHC 3, Rm. 342
11200 SW 8 Street | Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: 305-348-7747 | Email:

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