Our master's nurse anesthesia program is the largest in the nation — but when you get here, it won't feel that way.
We have expert professors who are here to communicate with you directly, not through a T.A., no matter where you're taking classes. You won't get that in every CRNA program with distance-learning options.
You’re ready to become an independent practitioner. Our RN to CRNA program gets you there.
What are the admission requirements?
Nursing Experience & Licensure
Current unrestricted RN license that is valid within one of the 50 states or U.S. territories
License must be free from probation, suspension or stipulations
An appropriate state RN license is required for Phase II training
Minimum of one year of full-time critical care experience by Feb. 1 of the year of your planned start date
Pediatric ICU experience is accepted for the requirement
Must be within three years of your planned start date
Must be from a hospital in the U.S., U.S. territories or at a U.S. military hospital
Current ACLS Certification
Current PALS Certification
Education & Test Scores
Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited college or university
Because this is a competitive program, your nursing degree must have included clinicals and degrees must come from institutions that use a traditional grading system
GRE scores, writing included (Reporting code: 6828)
GPA of 3.0 or greater (Overall or last 60 hours)
Complete a college-level chemistry course (no lab required) within three years of your program start date
If you've passed a college-level chemistry course, but it's older than three years of your program start date
You can take a continuing-education course at the college of your choice—including us, and send us your transcript by July 15
If you haven't passed a college-level chemistry course
You'll need to take the course and send us your transcript by July 15
We offer three types of learning options, two distance and one at the main campus. All students can choose to complete phase I at the main campus, but if Fort Worth, Texas is too far away from home, one of our distance-learning options might be a better fit.
CRNA students must participate in 650 cases spread out over many different specialties, types of anesthetics and patient demographics. Rotations are usually one-to-two months long and usually cover the following areas: