Wolford College, located in Naples, Florida, specialized in post-graduate nursing education. The school provides graduate level education to registered nursing seeking to expand their skill base and become nurse anesthetists. The school received licensure from the state of Florida to begin operation in 2003, and gained the accreditation to offer a post masters doctoral degree in 2010. The school has multiple clinical sites in both Florida and Georgia.
Wolford College offers two degree programs. A master's of science in nurse anesthesia and a post-master's doctor of nurse anesthesia practice. The master's program is 28 months long, providing clinical and academic education to interested registered nurses. The doctoral program is taken entirely online and is a 24 month long program. The doctoral program requires the nurse to have a master's degree prior to admission.
Admissions and Financial Aid
The master's program admissions process is a rolling one, admitting students year round based on availability. WC admissions criteria requires students to have a number of things in place to be considered. Students must have met the following: qualifying bachelor's degree, GRE scores, all pertinent transcripts, to be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Florida, the recommendations, resume, a statement of purpose essay, ACLS, BLS, and PALS certification (through the American Heart Association), and a copy of one's driver's license. The admissions requirements are mostly the same, though a master's degree is required, as is CRNA certification through the AANA.
Wolford College provides students with financial aid support through federal loans and other loans. Prior to disbursing the financial aid Wolford College will educate one in managing the loan and the responsibilities regarding it. Prior to graduating students who have accepted financial aid loans must go through an exit counseling session to assist in learning how to manage one's loans after college.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition for graduate students is estimated to range between $25,000-$30,000
- Required fees for graduate students are around $2,200
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Wolford College may offer services like:
- Academic counseling for students
- Helping students find work after graduation
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
- * Accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (since 2004)
Other Graduate Schools
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Wolford College.
- Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc in Madison, TN (748 miles away)
- NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia in Evanston, IL (1,141 miles away)