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Disclaimer: The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022, or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree in March 2018. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in August 2019. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at 817-531-4406.

An Anesthesia Degree Empowers You to Do More

Our entry-level Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree opens the door to a more advanced and specialized career as a nurse anesthetist. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are well respected and enjoy the highest degree of autonomy as independent practitioners, not to mention a salary starting around $140,000.

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FAMILY-FOCUSED

Programs to support you and your family 

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TOP-TIER ACADEMICS

Full access to the simulation center and expert faculty

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20-MONTH CLINICAL

Longer clinical phase to prevent student burnout 

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FAMILY-FOCUSED

Programs to support you and your family

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TOP-TIER EDUCATION

Full access to the simulation center and expert faculty

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20-MONTH CLINICAL

Longer clinical phase to prevent student burnout

 

Top-Tier Anesthesia School

Texas Wesleyan has the largest nurse anesthesia program in the nation and is known for producing high-quality CRNAs. With our richer simulation experience, you'll graduate from our program qualified to work in the anesthesia department of any hospital and prepared to tackle the toughest O.R.

It's not just about learning the best care for your patients. Our extended 20-month clinical period helps prevent burnout as you work through the program. You'll spend four days a week in clinical and one whole day every week focusing on your academics.

We know that taking your nursing career to the next level can affect more than just you. Getting your degree is a big commitment—for you and your family. We're committed to making sure your family is taken care of too.

 

Clinical Sites & Distance Learning

The first 12 months of Phase I, all students will be required to study at our main campus in Fort Worth, Texas. For the last 4 months of Phase I, you have the option to stay at our main campus or finish at your assigned clinical site.

Our 20 different clinical sites in nine different states, let you finish Phase II of the program closer to home.

Clinical Site Options

Alabama

  • Mobile, Alabama: Mobile Infirmary

Arkansas

  • Jonesboro, Arkansas: St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center
  • Little Rock, Arkansas: Baptist Health Medical Center

California

  • Colton, California: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Colorado

  • Denver, Colorado: Denver Health Medical Center
  • Denver, Colorado: University of Colorado Hospital

Kansas

  • Topeka, Kansas: Stormont Vail HealthCare
  • Wichita, Kansas: Wesley Medical Center

Louisiana

  • Shreveport, Louisiana: LSU Medical Center

North Dakota

  • Bismarck, North Dakota: CHI St. Alexius Health

Ohio

  • Dayton, Ohio: Miami Valley Hospital

Texas

  • Dallas, Texas: Dallas V.A. Hospital
  • Dallas, Texas: Baylor University Medical Center
  • Dallas, Texas: UT Southwestern
  • Fort Worth, Texas: Baylor All Saints Health System
  • Fort Worth, Texas: Harris Methodist Hospital
  • Fort Worth, Texas: John Peter Smith Hospital
  • Fort Worth, Texas: Plaza Medical Center
  • Harlingen, Texas: Valley Baptist Medical Center
  • Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Health Science Center
 

CRNA Education Requirements are Changing

By 2021, all new nurse anesthesia students must be enrolled in a doctoral program. Many CRNA schools have already phased out their master's degree. Be ahead of the curve and earn your Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice before it's required. You'll be more marketable and won't have to stress about your program.

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street Fort Worth, TX 76105

817-531-4406
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