Clinical Education

The FIU Nurse Anesthetist program begins clinical simulation education at the Simulation Teaching and Research (S.T.A.R.) Center during the third semester of the program. Our S.T.A.R. Center is a state-of-the-art virtual hospital fully equipped with computerized patient simulators, advanced technology and equipment to give our students a fully immersive, real-world clinical setting.

We have access to four (4) simulated operating rooms complete with all the latest anesthesia equipment that students will utilize in their hospital clinical education. Students will learn and practice all anesthesia skills in the S.T.A.R. Center first, before performing these skills for the first time on patients.

FIU's Nurse Anesthetist program is one of the first, and remains one of the few programs in the country, to integrate simulation-based education throughout the nurse anesthetist program curriculum.

Refer to the FIU Nurse Anesthetist student handbook and the college’s Clinical & Fieldwork resources to prepare you for the FIU clinical education experience. Clinical sites may include locations outside of the South Florida Tri-County area and out-of-state. 

Background Checks & Screenings

All students of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences participating in clinical work must submit to background checks, fingerprint searches, drug screenings and immunization tracking through FIU Express.