Nurse Anesthesia.jpg

Nurse Anesthesia

The nationally accredited master’s nurse anesthesia program at FSU Panama City is a rigorous 28-month program focused on patient care before, during and after surgical procedures. Curriculum highlights critical thinking, communication and professionalism conducting various anesthesia techniques and emphasize analysis, evaluation and decision-making rather than memorization. Each student will begin a one-on-one clinical practicum within the first week for immediate application of skills.

For the cohort beginning August 2019, the online application window will open in August and close December 1, 2018 for the graduating class of 2021. Interviews will be held mid-January 2019. The highly competitive, limited-access program is offered through Florida State’s College of Applied Studies and will admit 24 students each year.


The admission deadline for fall 2019 has been extended to Jan. 11, 2019.

Interviews will be Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 4 & 5.


Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, the nurse anesthesia program’s mission it to advance of the human sciences through a philosophy of passion infused scientific education, application of clinical education and practice for the betterment of citizens in the community both locally and nationally.

Legacy Sort
Legacy Priority
title-inside title-centered

As advanced medical professionals, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists have high-paying, rewarding careers with a growing demand.

 History of excellence

Since the program’s first graduating class in 2016, students have had a 100% NCE pass rate and 100% employment rate upon graduation.

 Lucrative career

The median annual wage for nurse anesthetists was $165,120 in May 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The highest 10 percent earned more than $208,000.


Growing demand

Employment of nurse anesthetists is projected to grow 31 percent from 2016 to 2026 because of an increased emphasis on preventive care and demand for healthcare services from an aging population.

Tools for success

From student organizations to international programs, we know students benefit from experiences outside of the classroom. Scroll through the links to learn more.