The University of Texas in Houston is one of five CRNA schools in Texas.
University of Texas Houston
University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center,
School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Division
6901 Bertner, Room 684
Houston, TX 77030
Kristen Starnes-Ott, CRNA, MSN, Program Administrator
ph: (713) 500-2158
fax: (713) 500-2171
CRNA Degree offered
Master of Science in Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia, Post Master’s Certificate
32 months, full time
90 semester hours
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at University of Texas Houston.
Tuition is calculated at the 2012-2013 rate. Tuition at most schools increases each academic year. Over the duration of the program, expect to pay a tuition that is 5% to 15% higher than what is shown here.
Cost of In State Tuition: $25,980
*Fees and expenses: $9,987
Grand Total: $35,967
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $75,120
*Fees and expenses: $9,987
Grand Total: $85,107
*This includes the cost of health insurance, books and supplies, test fees and miscellaneous school expenses.
Number of Applicants
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The program incorporates online courses with classroom
centered courses and clinical experiences, giving you flexibility. At
University of Texas Houston’s CRNA program, you’ll learn how to manage
the anesthesia needs of patients of all ages.
You’ll become proficient in the areas of pre-anesthetic
assessment and evaluation, anesthesia planning, anesthesia
administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care.
By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared to administer all
types of anesthesia, including general, regional, local, and conscious
Non-thesis options are available.
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CRNA Program Requirements
Required Bachelor Degree
You are required to have a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale if you are planning to apply for their school's MS CRNA program.
While you need a Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited school if you are planning to get a Post-Master's degree.
Evidence of current Texas nursing licensure or for Post-Master’s applicants, evidence of nursing licensure in state of residence.
One year experience in critical care as a registered nurse, two years preferred. Any type of ICU experience is accepted. It does not have to be adult ICU (NICU and PICU are very acceptable).
They do not accept:
Required grade point average of 3.0 or better
GRE scores need to be 500 or greater on each of the Verbal and Quantitative sections and a minimum of 3.5 on the written section. For the Revised GRE, the recommended score is: 153 Verbal; 144 Quantitative; with the written section remaining at 3.5. Scores need to be no more than 10 years old. MAT scores are no longer accepted for nurse anesthesia applicants.
TOEFL scores can be no more than two (2) years old and a minimum score of 550 is required on the paper exam, a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based exam, or a minimum score of 86 on the internet-based exam.
A course-by-course evaluation of international credentials by
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for individuals with degrees
from outside the US.
CRNA Educational Requirements
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings - U.S. News & World Report (2011)
3.0 out of 5.0. Ranked 26 out of 107 CRNA programs. Ranked 16 in 2007.
*Please note: CRNA rankings are bias and subjective. Read disclaimer about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Texas Houston Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2011 and has been continuously accredited by the COA and meets or exceeds minimum requirements for academic and clinical coursework. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at University of Texas Houston
For the past five years (2007-2011) the attrition rate has been 8%.
CRNA Employment Rate of program graduates
All students who sought employment were able to find jobs within 6 months after graduation.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Texas
Texas CRNA salaries range from $140k-170k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $163,467 (according to a 2008 study)
All information given on this site about University of Texas Houston’s Nurse Anesthetist Program was taken directly from their Website.
*This page was updated August 26th, 2012*