Gain advanced nursing knowledge and clinical skills to provide evidence-based, quality and safe nurse anesthesiology care. Graduates are eligible to seek national certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is designed to prepare graduates with the advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills to improve health care outcomes and to provide evidence-based nursing across diverse health care settings and systems. The curriculum focuses on providing nurses with the solid science foundation needed to enhance critical reasoning judgment in the management of complex health care situations. Core and specialty courses provide knowledge, skills and attributes essential for fully accountable practice in today's health care environment. Emphasis is on innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands associated with the increasing complexity of the health care system, improving the safety and quality of patient care delivery, and influencing health care policy.
The curriculum for the post-baccalaureate entry BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major consists of 112 credit hours that are completed over 9 semesters of continuous full-time study. Graduates of the BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major are eligible to seek national certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
The BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program is a 36-month, university-based program leading to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree with a major in Nurse Anesthesiology.
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All applicable FGCU academic programs prepare students for licensure in the state of Florida. Requirements for licensure and certification vary by profession and by state. Students should check the licensure requirements for the state they plan to work in before enrollment at FGCU. Please review the FGCU State Authorization webpage https://www.fgcu.edu/stateauthorization/ to determine whether your program meets licensure requirements in your state.
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Nurse Anesthesia (D.N.P.) Class of 2023 Facts
24Total number of graduates
67.5%First-time pass rate with an overall pass rate of 87.5%
100%Employment rate six (6) months post-graduation
0%Attrition Rate of Students in the Class of 2023