The Baylor College of Medicine Doctor of Nursing Practice Program-Nurse Anesthesia produces future generations of professional nurse anaesthetists who are leaders in clinical practice and healthcare research, education, and policy. The program is designed in two tracks, including a BSN-DNP track for RNs desiring to become CRNAs and an MS-DNP track for masters-prepared CRNAs desiring to obtain the DNP degree.
Registered nurses enrolled in our program complete two phases. The 18-month didactic experience covers basic and clinical sciences, healthcare delivery and policy, translational research, leadership, and management. The 18-month clinical practicum provides exceptionally diverse clinical training in general, regional, and local anaesthesia.
Upon completing the degree requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination administered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
We also offer advanced standing in the DNP program for master's prepared Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who wish to pursue a doctoral degree. CRNAs with advanced standing complete the required coursework in 24 months. The schedule of classes is designed to accommodate working professionals. Most courses are offered in an online format, and you will only need to come to campus three times. Upon completion of the program, CRNAs will receive a DNP degree.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program-Nurse Anesthesia produces future generations of professional nurse anaesthetists who are leaders in clinical practice and healthcare research, education, and policy. Graduates will embrace innovation, technology, and evidence-based approaches within a culture of lifelong learning.