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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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Our program offers a national
network of resources


Expert faculty and
high-tech simulation center


Skilled clinical experiences in 45+ clinical sites 



Our program has a national network of resources

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Expert faculty and high-tech simulation center


Skilled clinical experiences in 45+ clinical sites



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. But don't just take our word for it. Hear what our students have to say. 

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the intellectual and professional knowledge and skills for successful completion of the program requirements.

Nursing Experience & Licensure

  1. Current unrestricted RN license that is valid within one of the 50 states or U.S. territories
    • License must be free from probation, suspension or stipulations
  2. An appropriate state RN license is required for Phase II training
  3. Minimum of one year of full-time critical care experience
    • Must be within three years of your planned start date
    • Must have one year full-time ICU experience from a hospital in the U.S., U.S. territory or at a U.S. military hospital
  4. Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (ACLS)
  5. Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification (PALS)
  6. CCRN required

Education & Test Scores

  1. Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited college or university
    • Because this is a competitive program, your nursing degree must have included clinicals and degrees must come from institutions that use a traditional grading system
  2. GRE scores, combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 300 strongly preferred (reporting code: 6828) Note: GRE scores are required for all candidates.
  3. GPA of 3.0 or greater (overall or last 60 hours)
    • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher is strongly preferred
  4. Completion of a college-level chemistry course (no lab required) with a grade of B or higher within three years of your program start date
    • Send us your transcript by June 15 of the year you start the program
    • We recommend a course in organic chemistry or higher
    • Intro or non-science major chemistry is not accepted
  5. Completion of a college-level algebra course with a grade of B or higher
    • Send us your transcript by June 15 of the year you start the program
    • A statistics course cannot be substituted for algebra

Other Requirements

  1. Personal essay in which the applicant demonstrates their professional development as a registered nurse in critical care and how they have prepared for an advanced practice role as a nurse anesthetist
  2. Professional interview in which the applicant demonstrates their critical care knowledge and professional development
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Texas Wesleyan's nurse anesthesia program is highly competitive. Ability to meet the minimum admission requirements stated doesn't guarantee an interview or admittance to the program.

You will rank your clinical facility preferences when you apply, but sites are assigned on a competitive basis. Test scores, references and interview performance are taken into account during the application process, and the students who rank highest are assigned sites first.

Students of other nurse anesthesia programs are ineligible for admission.

Are you ready to take the next step and fill out your application? We'll walk you through the process step-by-step.

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What pre-requisites must I have?


  • All students must have a college-level chemistry class with a grade of B or better within 3 years of your program start date — there are no exceptions
  • A lab is not required for chemistry

Chemistry course recommendations

  • We recommend taking general chemistry, organic chemistry or biochemistry to fulfill the requirement
  • We will not accept any courses that are labeled as “Intro” to chemistry or courses for non-science majors


  • All students must have a college-level algebra course with a grade of B or better (there is no time limit on algebra)
  • Statistics cannot be substituted for the algebra requirement
What are my work experience requirements?
  • A minimum of one year, full-time, critical care experience (ICU) is required and must be within 3 years of your program start date
  • ER, PACU, flight nurse and acute care nurse experience will not meet the requirement
  • Applicants must have their CCRN
When are the admission deadlines?

Mark these important dates on your calendar. Submit your application and paperwork by the deadline to be considered for a seat in the program.

  • Application deadline: Applications open in April and are due November 1 for the next year's cohort.
  • Interview notifications: October - February
  • Interviews: January - February
  • Decision notifications: Jan. 30 - Feb. 15 
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Clinical Sites & Distance Learning

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

Our 18 different clinical sites in 9 different states let you finish Phase II of the program closer to home.

Primary Clinical Site Options


  • Mobile, Alabama: Mobile Infirmary


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


  • Colton, California: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center


  • Denver, Colorado: Denver Health Medical Center


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


  • Shreveport, Louisiana: LSU Medical Center

North Dakota

  • Bismarck, North Dakota: CHI St. Alexius Health


  • Tulsa, Oklahoma: Hillcrest Medical Center


  • Austin, Texas: Seton Medical Center
  • Corpus Christi, Texas: CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Shoreline
  • Dallas, Texas: Methodist Medical Center
  • Dallas, Texas: Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Denison, Texas: Texoma Medical Center
  • 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
  • Longview, Texas: CHRISTUS Good Shepard
  • Longview, Texas: Longview Regional Medical Center
  • Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Tyler, Texas: UT Health Tyler
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: United Regional Healthcare System
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1201 Wesleyan Street Fort Worth, TX 76105

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