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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Be a Leader in Nursing Anesthesia!

Nurse anesthetists (or Certified Registers Nurse Anesthetists - CRNAs) practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered, from traditional hospital surgical settings to primary care and specialty healthcare clinics. 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.

Nurse anesthetists break barriers by providing anesthetics for U.S. military and Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities, as well as 100 percent of all anesthetics for the United States Army frontline facilities. Make a difference to patients across the nation and the armed services as a Nurse Anesthetist with an master’s nursing degree from USF!

Dianne Morrison-Beedy Dianne Morrison-Beedy Dean, College of Nursing

Improve Health as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Why Nurse Anesthesia?

  • Make a difference to the patient and family
  • Use skills to allow patients to experience pain-free medical procedures
  • Practice as a part of an interprofessional Healthcare team
  • Practice with a high degree of autonomy and professional respect
  • The cost-efficiency of CRNAs helps control escalating healthcare cost
  • High demand in in military, veteran, rural and general practice settings

Why USF?

  • USF is the fastest growing research university in the nation
  • USF is ranked 8th as an 'up and coming' university, in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges
  • USF ranks among Forbes America's Best Colleges 2011
  • USF is ranked 5th Most Veteran Friendly School in the U.S.

Why USF Nursing?

Welcome

I’m so proud of where this program has come and where it continues to go as we look forward to the future. The USF Nurse Anesthesia Program is eagerly seeking national prominence as we are on the verge of many exciting opportunities. Word is definitely getting out about the quality of our program and our connection with CAMLS has really put us in the national spotlight. We’re drawing a lot of interest and have seen a huge increase in the number of applications, especially from beyond our state.

Erik Rauch Erik Rauch, DNP, CRNA Assistant Professor and Program Director

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