Entry Level Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with Specialization in Anesthesiology

About the Program Entry Level Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with Specialization in Anesthesiology

Barry's well-rounded anesthesiology faculty includes Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and instructors from a variety of backgrounds. Our broad experiences provide our students with the ideal learning environment. The science-based curriculum will help you develop your expertise in anesthesiology, pharmacology, and physiology, as well as a broad understanding of the U.S. healthcare system and advanced practice.

Since 2004, our graduates have received excellent board passing rates. In addition, our highly-trained graduates are well sought after by hospitals and anesthesia groups.

Applications for the May Start Term will open on April 1 through Nursing CAS System.

If you already have a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree and wish to pursue the field of nurse anesthesiology, please view our Nurse Anesthesiology: Post-Graduate Certificate program.

View Curriculum What is a Nurse Anesthetist?

The Master of Science in Anesthesiology graduated its last class April 2020. The Entry Level Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with Specialization in Anesthesiology has replaced the Master of Science as Barry University's entry-level nurse anesthesia program.

Anesthesiology Programs and Transition Options

  • Nursing Practice (DNP) - Post Baccalaureate DNP, specialization in Anesthesiology

    This program is designed for registered nurses seeking to enter the nurse anesthesia profession.

  • Nursing Practice (DNP) - Post Master's DNP, specialization in Anesthesiology

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a specialization on Anesthesiology prepares CRNAs to acquire the clinical, organizational, financial and leadership knowledge to design and implement programs of care delivery which significantly impact health care outcomes.

  • Transition to Nurse Anesthesiology Course (ANE 695 Course)

    Is Post-Baccalaureate DNP in Anesthesiology right for you? Or perhaps you need a refresher in organic chemistry and pharmacology. This self-paced, online three hour course will bring you up to speed.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Barry's Program

  • Expert clinical and classroom faculty.
  • Five geographic regions throughout Florida - and numerous clinical partners from which to choose.
  • "High tech" learning environment with "High touch" faculty.
  • Personalized attention from admission through graduation.
  • Well-established program in Florida since 1993!
  • Accredited through 2032
  • Opportunity to participate in more than three times the required number of clinical cases and anesthesia hours.
  • Learn it all: General, regional, sedation, invasive line insertion, OB, hearts, trauma, and more!
  • Outstanding Board passing rate! Scores above the national average.
  • Our graduates are highly sought after by anesthesia employers across the United States.

Barry University is dedicated to your success! Information Sessions

We offer convenience virtual info sessions customized to your needs, walking you through our admission process and providing additional program information.
Learn about the application process and admission requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate DNP in Anesthesiology (CRNA).

Rigorous, Full-Time Curriculum Prepare Yourself for the Program

The Program consists of an intense academic didactic curriculum with a comprehensive clinical component modeled as a residency program and offered at premier health care facilities throughout the state of Florida.

The Program provides for intense and analytic exploration of the basic medical sciences, clinical anesthesiology, professional practice, technology and research methodology. Leadership development is fostered through mentoring and professional activities; cultural competence, caring and a global perspective of health care are stressed. Students learn via a "blended" approach: face-to-face lectures, synchronous web seminars, self-study, group projects, and case discussions. Entering into this rigorous program is a major undertaking — it is designed only for those capable and autonomous critical care nurses that are highly motivated, strong in the sciences and willing to commit to life-long learning and professional activism.

This graduate level Program is designed as a full-time, continuous (no semester breaks) and sequential program spanning approximately three years (36 months) and totaling 86 credit hours. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for nurse anesthesia and are eligible for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse by the State Boards of Nursing in the state in which the graduate seeks to practice. Upon completion of certification and licensure requirements, graduates attain the professional credentials of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN in Florida or similar terminology used in other states).

Learn More Course Description
  • If you are already a registered nurse, the best advice that we can give you in preparation for any anesthesiology program is to gain a solid background of experience in critical care nursing and update your science course skills.

    If you know any nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), shadow them for a day in order to gain a clearer understanding of their role.

    Finally, remember that you will not be able to work while enrolled in the program, so plan your finances accordingly.

    The Anesthesiology Program's faculty offers mentoring to anyone looking for help. Simply email us at ane@barry.edu and provide us with your e-mail address. Ask a question and we'll be happy to provide you with answers. It's one way our Program demonstrates our commitment to high tech - high touch.

  • In preparation for a graduate anesthesiology program, you should make sure that you do well in all of your undergraduate coursework, focusing on the science courses. The Entry Level Doctor of Nursing Practice with Specialization in Anesthesiology is a science-based curriculum.

    If you have not already done so, find out if your undergraduate program offers areas of specialization. By focusing on a clinical specialty rotation in critical care during your senior practicum you will obtain valuable experience to prepare for anesthesia education.

    When looking for your first job after graduation, identify the locations that will enable you to develop solid nursing experience including experience in an intensive care unit.

  • The steps to becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) are:

    • Complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
    • Gain at least one year of critical care experience as a registered nurse.
    • Study for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Shadow a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Clinical Sites Current Clinical Affiliations

We believe experience counts! Our graduates typically obtain two to three times the minimum number of cases required by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Affiliated clinical sites are located throughout the State of Florida. Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) are assigned to an affiliated clinical training region at the start of the program and rotate to facilities within their region.

Clinical Coordinators

Clinical Sites

Orlando Health System Clinical Site


52 W Underwood St Orlando, FL 32806

Shands at University of Florida Clinical Site


2000 SW Archer Road, Suite #4164 Gainesville, FL 32608

Broward General Medical Center Clinical Site


1600 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Broward Health Imperial Point Clinical Site


6401 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Broward Health Coral Springs Clinical Site


3000 Coral Hills Drive Pompano Beach, FL 33065

Broward Health North Clinical Site


201 E Sample Rd Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Advent Health Ocala Clinical Site


1500 Southwest 1st Avenue Ocala, FL 34471

Aventura Hospital and Medical Center Clinical Site


20900 Biscayne Blvd Aventura, FL 33180

Mercy Hospital Clinical Site


3663 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33133

Mount Sinai Medical Center Clinical Site


4300 Alton Rd Miami Beach, FL 33140

Nemours Children's Hospital Clinical Site


13535 Nemours Pkwy Orlando, FL 32827

Osceola Regional Medical Center Clinical Site


700 W Oak St Kissimmee, FL 34741

Good Samaritan Medical Center Clinical Site


1309 N Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33401

JFK Medical Center Clinical Site


5301 S Congress Ave Atlantis, FL 33462

Jupiter Medical Center Clinical Site


1210 South Old Dixie Highway Jupiter, FL 33458

Palms West Medical Center Clinical Site


13001 Southern Blvd Loxahatchee Groves, FL 33470

Latest News

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  • Award-Winning CRNA and Barry Alum Nicole DeLoach Hubbard Wants to Appreciate Each Moment April 22, 2022

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Anesthesiology Faculty

Our nurse anesthesiology faculty members are diverse, dynamic, and extraordinarily talented in didactic and clinical anesthesia. Each faculty member holds a doctorate degree and continues to practice anesthesia at various clinical affiliations throughout the state.

Barry University is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We believe that healthcare providers should reflect the diversity of the communities in which they serve.

Admissions Overview Getting Started

Congratulations on taking the first step towards pursuing your passion, advancing your career, and making a difference in your community. We are committed to assisting each student through the admissions process. 

Whether you are transitioning straight from an undergraduate program to a graduate program, or have been out of school for some time, we are here to offer you a warm Barry welcome.  You will find a challenging, stimulating, and professional environment at Barry University, where the Faculty Members serve as facilitators, mentors, and advisors.

With small class sizes, there is a considerable amount of personalized attention from your faculty and opportunities to build strong relationships with fellow classmates.

Admissions Requirements Core Performances Standards

Applications are only accepted through NursingCAS from April 1 to November 1. Applications will not be accepted after November 1.

Admissions Overview Application Process

All application materials must be completed and submitted to Nursing CAS by November 1 for admission to the Program and an eligible seat for the next cohort which begins the following May cycle.  Applications after November 1 may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  GRE scores are optional and an applicant may be asked to submit scores after a face-to-face interview depending on the strength of the academic profile. If an applicant has taken the GRE scores, they must be sent directly to Nursing CAS using code 4477.

Outstanding applicants will be considered for early interview and may be offered acceptance for admissions at an earlier date.

Only those candidates with a completed application package on file, inclusive of all documentation, will be considered for admission. The admission criteria are evaluated as a composite package, serving as an indicator of predictive success in the program. Additional consideration may be given to those applicants who will practice in a rural and/or medically underserved community upon graduation. Admitting students to the program is an on-going process until all the seats are filled.

Upon the start of the program, accepted candidates are required to possess a notebook computer with specified software which conforms to criteria established by the Program. Applicants are advised that portions of the didactic coursework are web-based and also provided in conjunction with telecommunications or video teleconferencing instruction. Candidates should possess basic computer literacy skills, including the use of word-processing, Windows operating systems, electronic mail and navigation of Internet applications.

Once accepted into the Program be prepared to submit a $4000.00 program fee upon notification of your acceptance in order to secure your spot in this competitive program.

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Financial Aid Affordable for You

At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

Financial Aid Programs

Cost of Attendance Tuition and Fees

Admissions Overview International Student FAQs

If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

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Nursing Anesthesiology Accreditation

The Entry Level Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Anesthesiology and the Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice with a Specialization in Anesthesiology programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs , 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906 Rosemont, IL 60018-5603, Main Number: (224)-275-9130, Email:accreditation@coacrna.org. All of our clinical partners are accredited through their respective health care facility accreditation organizations.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/master's degree in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificates at Barry University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20002, 202-887-6791.

Barry University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Program Outcomes

The Council on Accreditation (COA) for Nurse Anesthesia Programs has reaccredited the Nurse Anesthesiology Program for another ten years. COA accreditation will expire May 2032. For more information, please contact the Council on Accreditation at www.coacrna.org.

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