Nurse Anesthesia

The nationally accredited doctoral nurse anesthesia program at FSU Panama City is a rigorous 36-month program focused on patient care before, during and after surgical procedures in a variety of settings.  The curriculum highlights the use of critical thinking, clear communication and professionalism while conducting various anesthesia techniques; and places an emphasis on analysis, evaluation, and critical decision making skills in all anesthetic areas.
For the cohort beginning May 2023, the online application window will open August 2022 and close January 15, 2023.  Interviews are typically held in January following the application deadline. The highly competitive, limited-access program is offered through Florida State’s College of Applied Studies and will admit 30 student each year.



Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, the nurse anesthesia program’s mission is to advance  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.

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

 History of excellence

Program outcomes
Since its inception in 2015, the program has demonstrated a history of excellence in multiple areas.

 Lucrative career

The median annual wage for Nurse Anesthetists is $167,950, according to 2018 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.