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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Program
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are anesthesia specialists who administer approximately 65 % of the 26 million anesthetics given to patients each year in the United States. CRNAs are the sole anesthesia providers in nearly half of all hospitals and more than two-thirds of the rural hospitals in the United States, affording these medical facilities obstetrical, surgical, and trauma stabilization capabilities which cannot be achieved without CRNA anesthesia services. Nurse anesthetists also serve our country by providing 100% of all anesthetics for the United States Army frontline facilities. If you are a highly motivated and proficient nursing professional and think this profession may be of interest to you further information about the role of nurse anesthetists may be found at The American Association of Nurse Anesthetist website:

Contact for further Information:

Sierra Gower, CRNA, MS, ARNP
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
College of Nursing
(813) 974-6743

Gregory Morris, CRNA, MS, ARNP
Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
College of Nursing
(813) 974-2033

Ana Duque
Program Coordinator, Nurse Anesthesia Program
College of Nursing
(813) 974-3659