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BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology (D.N.P.) 2020-2021 Catalog Year

Marieb College of Health & Human Services

(239) 590-7554

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is designed to prepare graduates with the advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills to improve health care outcomes and to provide evidence-based nursing across diverse health care settings and systems.  The curriculum focuses on providing nurses with the solid science foundation needed to enhance critical reasoning judgement in the management of complex health care situations.  Core and specialty courses provide knowledge skills and attributes essential for fully accountable practice in today's health care environment.  Emphasis is on innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands associated with the increasing complexity of the health care system, improving the safety and quality of patient care delivery, and influencing health care policy.

The curriculum for the post-baccalaureate entry level BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major consists of 112 credit hours that are completed over 9 semesters of continuous full-time study.  Graduates of the BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major are eligible to seek national certification as a Certified Registerd Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Program Accreditation

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Florida Gulf Coast University Nurse Anesthesiology Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001;;   telephone (847) 655-1160.  The program's next accreditation review by the COA is October 2022.

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree.  The COA has approved the FGCU DNP Nurse Anesthesiology program. The first BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesiology cohort will begin May 2020, and the first MSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesiology cohort will begin May 2021.  Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at (239) 590-7505 or via email to

Program Admission Requirements

See program website listed above.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements

Students admitted to the BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology major must meet major-specific progression, clinical practice, DNP project, and graduation requirements.  See the DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Guidebook, General Graduate Academic Policies, and FGCU Graduation Requirements.

  • Successful completion of a minimum of 112 credit hours of doctoral level course work
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in the DNP program.
  • Completion of all courses with a grade of "B" or higher, or "S" (Satisfactory) where applicable.
  • Completion of BSN to DNP Clinical Practicum requirements.
  • Completion of DNP Project requirements.
  • Students must remain continuously enrolled full-time in the sequential Program of Study.
  • Successful completion of all BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesiology courses in any given semester serves as a prerequisite for progression to the following semester.
  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.


Program Requirements

Required Courses (112 credits)

NGR 5431L Clinical Practicum I (1)
NGR 5432L Clinical Practicum II (4)
NGR 5433L Clinical Practicum III (6)
NGR 5434L Clinical Practicum IV (6)
NGR 5435L Clinical Practicum V (6)
NGR 5436L Clinical Practicum VI (6)
NGR 5437L Clinical Practicum VII (6)
NGR 6002 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
NGR 6002L Adv Health Assessment Practice (1)
NGR 6140 Adv Physio/Pathophysiology I (4)
NGR 6144 Adv Physio/Pathophysiology II (4)
NGR 6400 Chem & Physics for Anesthesia (3)
NGR 6405 Adv Princ of Anesthesia II (4)
NGR 6420C Basic Principles of Anesthesia (4)
NGR 6421 Adv Princ of Anesthesia I (4)
NGR 6460 Adv Pharmacology I (4)
NGR 6461 Adv Pharmacology II (4)
NGR 6491 Synthesis Seminar (3)
NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Educ. (3)
NGR 6811 Adv Nursing Research (3)
NGR 6872 Nursing Information Management (3)
NGR 6949 Clinical Correlation Conference (3)
NGR 7473 Regional Anesthesia/Pain Mgmt (3)
NGR 7492 Prof Role-Nurse Anesthetist (3)
NGR 7846 Biostatistics & Epidemiology (3)
NGR 7856 Evidenced-Based Trans Research (3)
NGR 7891 Fin & Mgmt-Anesthesia Practice (3)
NGR 7895 Health Policy (3)
NGR 7899 Organization Syst & Leadship (3)
NGR 7974 DNP Project (6 total)*


*Credit hours are spread over varying semesters


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