BSN to DNP - Nurse Anesthesia

The nurse anesthesia program is a 3-year, full-time program that spans 108 credit hours and is designed to integrate nursing science, ethics, and biophysical, psychosocial, and analytical knowledge. The program aims to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to offer safe, individualized, culturally competent anesthesia care across all age groups. Furthermore, the program places a strong emphasis on advocating for anesthesia practices that promote social justice and equity, while also leading interdisciplinary teams to develop, evaluate, and utilize evidence-based guidelines that affect anesthesia healthcare processes, quality, safety, and cost. Upon completion of the program, students will be well-equipped to make a positive impact on the field of anesthesia and improve patient outcomes.

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  • BSN degree from a CCNE, ACEN, or NLNAC accredited program.
  • Current licensure as an RN in Texas or hold a compact license with multi-state privileges that includes Texas.
  • GPA from Last 60 Hours of College Coursework: 3.0.
  • GRE requirement: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within 5 years of preceding application
  • Three professional references.
  • For international students, TOEFL minimum requirements: Paper examination: 550 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score minimum: 6.5, taken within the last 2 years.
  • A completed basic statistics course with a grade of 'B' or higher taken within the last 5 years.
  • A completed Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry course with a grade of 'B' or higher taken within the last 5 years.
  • Minimum one year work experience in critical care as a registered nurse, two years preferred.
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification


The Nurse Anesthesia Program Is accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA).

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The bachelor of science in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, and APRN certificate programs at UT Health San Antonio are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.