The Nurse Anesthesia program at USF incorporates many cutting edge technologies, including human anesthesia simulation, while providing a fully integrated learning environment for students. The classroom and clinical setting are designed to achieve integration of the knowledge, skills and ability necessary for the development of competent and proficient Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA).
The program is a challenging full-time, 28-month, 72-credit academic and clinical endeavor. This concentration consists of seven continuous semesters starting annually in August, independent of the college calendar.
The Nurse Anesthesia program has teamed up with the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) to provide the most state of the art simulation experience which is integrated into the curriculum. CAMLS is part of the USF Health Simulation Consortium, which has received Level I accreditation as a comprehensive education center from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Multidisciplinary CAMLS staff provide expertise to guide development and design of simulation curricula.