This innovative advanced pain management certificate for certified registered nurse anesthetist providers offers the following features:
The certificate program is online and requires a two-day simulation/cadaver experience at USF CAMLS in Tampa, FL, and on-site clinical residency.
The Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) is a 90,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with a wealth of health professional education and training, for both individuals and teams.
The Advanced Pain Management Fellowship at the USF, College of Nursing, proposes that pain is a complex phenomenon mediated through mechanisms that involve more than the traditional views of tissue damage. Traditional views of aligning pain only with tissue damaging stimuli are limiting and may be the driving force behind economic costs associated with the treatment of pain to be estimated at $560-635 billion annually. Pain fellows at USF will consider the physical, psychological, and social aspects of the individual as they develop approaches to pain management plans. Those who enroll in the fellowship will be presented with a challenging curriculum intended to transform traditional views and provide the knowledge and skills necessary to vastly improve the treatment of pain.
This highly innovative online program consists of five courses to be delivered sequentially over three consecutive semesters. The concepts presented in each course will establish a framework of knowledge intended to impart the certified registered nurse anesthetist with the necessary background to understand and treat pain utilizing effective and relevant evidence-based guidelines.
The curriculum in each course will address the concept of pain beyond the traditional views of interpretation and modulation of nociceptive impulses. Pain not only evolves from tissue damaging stimuli, but may also serve as a consequence of the way stress, sleep, and central autonomic nervous system tone affect the brain.
The Advanced Pain Management Fellowship student handbook includes information on procedures, and guidelines.
More information is available in the Graduate Catalog.
Please visit the Innovative Education’s Graduate Certificates website for the application process and online application for admission. (Note: the application
process for fall admission will initiate on January 18, 2021)
Program specific materials should be submitted via email to Zuzana Moore. These include:
1. A copy of your transcript from a Nurse Anesthesia program
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Letter of Interest
4. Reference letter from a supervising clinician/clinical colleague
5. Copy of an active NBCRNA card
Official transcripts need to be submitted to:
University of South Florida
USF Innovative Education
4202 E. Fowler Ave., LIB608
Tampa, FL 33620
Visit the Innovative Education's Graduate Certificates, How To Apply page for the current deadlines.
Applicants must have a master/doctoral degree from an Accredited Nurse Anesthesia Program and be a Board Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist with a minimum of two years experience at the program start (yearly in August). A minimum 3.0 GPA on all graduate level course work.
Practicing nurse anesthetist (CRNA)
The Pain Management certificate program follows the same tuition structure as our Nurse Anesthesia program. Note: In-state and out-of-state tuition is the same.
Tuition: $800 per credit hour
Fees: Additional university fees, including distance education fees, are also applicable to the Pain Management program.
For more information, please visit the University Controller's Office for the Current Graduate Rates (state, local and other fees).
Student Expenses: Travel, hotel accommodations and meals
*Please Note: The tuition and fee information listed above is for estimation purposes and can be subject to change.