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Nurse anesthetist education is a major undertaking academically, professionally, emotionally, and financially. It is comparable to a typical medical residency program, with classroom, clinical and study time averaging around 60 hours per week. As such, this is a full-time graduate program and outside employment is not realistic and not consistent with the demands and expectations of such a program. 

The faculty and staff of the FIU Nurse Anesthetist Practice unit are here to help you make the right decisions. We are available to help prospective students through the steps for program application and enrollment; guide current students through the curriculum; and assist all students with their questions about the program costs, time requirements and more.

Our goal is to help support you on your academic career toward academic success here at FIU to achieve professional success in the future.

Prospective Students

For program application and enrollment assistance, contact:

Mairelys DeLaGuardia
Program Coordinator, Academic Support Services
Email: guardiam@fiu.edu | Tel: 305-348-7747

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

Applicants are strongly encouraged to research all aspects of this undertaking carefully. You should also speak with practicing CRNAs and anesthesiologists, current nurse anesthetist residents or faculty to observe and/or discuss the practice of modern anesthesia care.

Current Students

Advising for students enrolled in the program is done by program faculty and students are assigned to their specific faculty mentor.

For Military Service Members – Active, Reserve, Veterans

The FIU Nurse Anesthetist Practice-Service Member CRNA Project is a special initiative for our active, reserve or veteran service member applicants and students. 

We offer career and educational program advising to medics, pre-nursing, and nursing service members who are interested in a career as a nurse anesthetist. We also offer advanced entry application processing to military nurses on Service Scholarships and to veteran nurses on GI Bill or VA Benefit support.

If you are an active, reserve or veteran service member with an interest in a career as a nurse anesthetist, we invite you to contact us today for further information: 305-348-7747 or crna@fiu.edu.