The University of Texas in Houston is one of five CRNA schools in Texas. The BSN-DNP program started in May 2014.
University of Texas Houston
University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center,
School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Division
Houston, TX 77030
Myron H Arnaud, DNP, CRNA
ph: (713) 500-2094
Division Director, Nurse Anesthesia
Matthew M Lewis, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Track Director, Nurse Anesthesia
CRNA Degree offered
36 months, full time
112 semester hours
July 1 for the following year start.
Entire Program Cost of CRNA School at the University of Texas Houston.
Tuition is calculated at the 2017-2018 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: $31,684
*Fees and expenses: $23,787
Grand Total: $55,471
Cost of Out of State Tuition: $127,150
*Fees and expenses: $22,987
Grand Total: $150,137
*This includes the cost of books and supplies, transportation expense, student services fee, technology fee, graduation fee and other 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 sedation.
During the final 16 months of the program, students rotate to clinical sites inside the Texas Medical Center, sites within the vicinity of the Texas Medical Center and suburban health care institutions. The clinical phase and clinical sites provide students with an exceptional clinical experience.
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) from an accredited school.
Evidence of current Texas nursing licensure
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-Level III only and PICU are very acceptable).
They do not accept:
- PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
- ER (Emergency Room)
- OR (Operating Room)
- Cath Lab
Required grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
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 151 Verbal; 144 Quantitative; with the written section remaining at 3.5. Scores need to be no more than 5 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.
- BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
- ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
CRNA Educational Requirements
- Basic Statistics
- Organic Chemistry or equivalent Biochemistry course within 6 years of application, needs to be more than just an introductory course.
CRNA School Performance
CRNA School Rankings – Schools by Rank 2106
Ranked #48 in the graduating class of 2015.
*Please note: Read about how CRNA rankings are created.*
Accredited CRNA Programs are reviewed regularly.
University of Texas Houston Nurse Anesthetist Program was last reviewed 10/2011. It was given the maximum of 10 years accreditation and will be reviewed again 10/2021. This shows that the program is in full compliance with the COA’s accreditation standards.
Pass Rate for CRNA Boards at the University of Texas Houston for the BSN-DNP program:
100% pass rate for the May 2018 graduating class.
Attrition Rate for the BSN-DNP program:
28.6% of the May 2018 graduating class.
CRNA Employment Rate of the BSN-DNP program graduates
100% of students who sought employment were able to find jobs within 6 months after graduation.
An average nurse anesthetist salary in Texas
Texas CRNA salaries are slightly lower than the national average around $153k.
An average annual nurse anesthetist salary in the US is $173,129 (according to a 2016 study)
- Rural average: $174,214
- Metropolitan average: $164,148
- Suburban average: $156,630
- Average starting CRNA salaries range from: $110,000-$130,000.
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 January 14th, 2019.*
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