The most recent graduates from the nurse anesthesia master’s program all passed their National Certification Examination (NCE) to become certified registered nurse anesthetists within 60 days of graduation. This is the second consecutive year graduates from the program have had a 100 percent pass rate.
Stacey VanDyke, the program administrator for FSU Panama City’s master’s nurse anesthesia program and a 20-year veteran of the Air Force, is raising awareness of the 55,000 homeless women veterans nationwide – the fastest growing segment of the homeless population – in her quest to become Ms. Veteran America.
The two-year journey to a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia program was completed this summer. After passing a thorough and costly accreditation and approval process, which was funded by the Endowment for the College of Applied Studies, the campus will welcome the first cohort of students Aug. 24.