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Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.N.)

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is a 28 month university-based program leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree with a major in Nurse Anesthesia. It is the only university-based nurse anesthesia program leading to a M.S.N. in Southwest Florida.

Class of 2015 Facts

  • The Class of 2015 Attrition Rate was 9%
  • The first-time pass rate on the 2015 National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists is 60%
  • The 6 month employment rate for the 2015 class is 90%.
  • Total number of graduates was 10

Nurse Anesthesia students at Florida Gulf Coast University have access to the entire range of opportunities available to University students, including on campus and on-line access to our 114,000 square foot library, our recreational, art, NCAA Division 1 athletics and scholarly lecture series offerings. We invite you to peruse not only the MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program site, but also to visit the rest of the FGCU website to see the entire set of resources available to you.


  •  APPLICATION DEADLINE extended to June 1, 2016

    Interviews for applicants will be held during the months of JUNE and JULY

    A supplemental application is required for the Nurse Anesthesia program The application may be accessed through NursingCAS, a centralized application system for nursing programs,  Applicants must also apply for admission to FGCU through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. 

Representatives from the program will be at the Graduate Studies Expo. For more information please click here.

To receive a brochure from Graduate Studies with information and upcoming events about the graduate nursing programs please click here:

Student Profile

The student profile provides the interquartile ranges (25th - 75th percentiles) of the entrance exam scores for students admitted to the program. This information is intended to assist applicants in determining opportunities for admission.

Graduate Record Exam:

GRE taken prior to August 1, 2011
Verbal: 440-540
Quantitative: 550-670

Revised GRE taken after August 1, 2011
Verbal: 149-156
Quantitative: 146-152

Funds for Excellence


Do you wish to donate to the FGCU Foundation's MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program Fund? Click on the box to the left and designate Other and the Nurse Anesthesia Program Fund.