CRNA Programs in Texas

Registered nurses who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) may be considering Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) programs in Texas. Programs require at least a year of full-time nursing experience. Most schools require that experience is in a medical intensive care unit. Candidates must also take the GRE before applying to programs.

CRNA certification in Texas

Texas CRNAs must be registered and must also have a current state license as an RN. Graduation from an approved CRNA program is also required. In addition, the candidate must pass the certification examination. Specified amounts of continuing education credits are also required throughout the CRNAs career.

Texas CRNA Registry

Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists                                                        

PO Box 40775

Austin, TX 78704    

CRNA Jobs and Salary in Texas

Most hospitals in Texas hire CRNAs, including the following:

Texas Medical Center, Houston

Providence Memorial Hospital, El Paso

McAllen Medical Center, McAllen

Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston

Seton Medical Center, Austin

Baylor Medical Centers

Many other public and private hospitals

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2020 data, the annual mean wage of nurse anesthetists in Texas is $ 180,380.*

(Based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary)

CRNA Programs in Texas

Each of the programs below has its own requirement for admission. Most programs accept applications for a new class that begins the following year.

Baylor College of Medicine Houston CRNA School

Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia

One Baylor Plaza

MailStop BCM115, Taub Annex Bldg., Room 107

Houston, TX 77030-3411

It is preferred that candidates have two years of critical care experience plus a 3.0 GPA or above and a minimum score of 1000 on the GRE for acceptance to this program. The program leading to a Master’s Degree takes 24 months to complete. There is also a Doctorate Degree program that lasts for 36 months.

Texas Christian University

School of Nurse Anesthesia

TCU Box 298626, 2800 W. Bowie Street

Annie Richardson Bass Building, Room 319

Fort Worth, TX 76109

This CRNA program lasts for 28 months. Candidates are required to have at least one year of experience in critical care, but two years are preferred. A GPA of 3.0 or better and a GRE score of 1100 or greater are required.

Texas Wesleyan University

Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia

1201 Wesleyan Street

Fort Worth, TX 76105

This Texas CRNA program takes 28 months of full time studies to complete. Students may opt for long distance learning, and classes take 16 months to complete. A GPA of 2.5 and a GRE score of 1000 or greater.

University of Texas at Huston Health Science Center

School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Division

6901 Bertner, Room 684

Houston, TX 77030-3907

A MSNA can be earned in 32 months of full time studies in this program. Candidates must have one to two years of experience in critical care. GPA scores of 3.0 and GRE score of 500 or greater are required.

*Source: date visited 25 March 2022