NSU CAAHEP-Accredited Programs are National Standouts

Without the Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAAs) in the room, surgery cannot happen. That’s how important you are to the Anesthesia Care Team, and every O.R. team. CAAs enjoy one of the most respected and highest-paying allied health career paths that have a strong projected job demand over the next two decades.

Anesthesiologist Assistant Schools: Why NSU?

We are the largest educators of CAAs in the U.S. Our CAAHEP-accredited degree programs include important advantages you won’t find elsewhere:

Unique Learning Technology and Resources

  • Two fully functional operating rooms with high-fidelity simulation training
  • Adult and pediatric human patient simulators
  • Medical exam rooms
  • Highly equipped regional anesthesia labs
  • Preoperative and postoperative labs
  • Dedicated course and lab in regional anesthesia techniques

Most Clinical Rotation Locations

  • More rotation sites than any A.A. program in the U.S.
  • Clinical rotation opportunities in various countries outside U.S.

Documented Alumni Success

  • 100% of our program graduates have passed their Anesthesiologist Assistant certification examination on first attempt (Data source: last four consecutive years of graduating classes)
  • Our graduates have a 100% job placement rate

Explore NSU A.A. programs offered in Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Jacksonville and Denver

Each program prepares you to deliver the highest quality anesthesia care skillfully, confidently and compassionately. Start on your path to this rewarding, well-paid allied health profession.

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Master of Science in Anesthesia

Our comprehensive didactic and clinical graduate program assure you a comprehensive foundation in delivery and maintenance of anesthesia care and advanced patient monitoring.

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High Professor to Student Ratio
= More Individualized Attention


With a high professor to student ratio, professors can give each student the individualized attention and support needed for success. Every faculty member is a licensed Anesthesiologist or Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant with a successful clinical track record, navigating the same challenges you soon will. Many, like our department chair Dr. Robert Wagner — the first licensed CAA in Florida — are highly influential, holding senior leadership roles in national and state associations. Just as importantly, every professor is a caring, engaged educator, enthusiastic about guiding the next generation of CAAs forward.

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