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For entry to nurse anesthesia practice TCU's School of Nurse Anesthesia offers a 36-month doctoral program which begins each January with 20 months of coursework. In the first 8-months there are on-line courses in decision science, informatics, complexity theory, and research. In August, students report to the TCU campus for 12 months of courses in pharmacology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, translational research, and experiences in the Human Patient Simulation Lab. The course work is followed by a 16-month hospital based clinical residency. The clinical education is under the guidance of clinical instructors who are expert nurse and physician anesthetists.

Mission of The TCU School of Nurse Anesthesia


The Doctor of Nursing Practice-Anesthesia post baccalaureate degree prepares professional registered nurses for nurse anesthesia practice by providing the terminal academic education along with advanced, specialized knowledge and skills to meet the health needs of diverse populations. The purpose of the DNP-Anesthesia Program is to prepare nurse anesthetists to assume clinical leadership positions in a variety of health care, business, government, and educational organizations.

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> Recommended reading for applicants and others interested in nurse anesthesia

  For Current Students

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  News & Notices

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 for a Pass-rate on the National Certifying Exam 1st attempt of 100%


The School of Nurse Anesthesia office is located in Suite 3101 on the third floor in the new addition of the Annie Richardson Bass building.


The United States Department of Education(USDOE)  published regulations in the Federal Register (Chapter 34, § 600.9(c)) that require all institutions of higher education to seek authorization in every state (and territory) in which they operate, physically or virtually, in order to maintain eligibility for federal financial aid.

In compliance with the USDOE State Authorization Regulations in Section 600.9 of the Oct. 29, 2010, final program integrity rule, Texas Christian University has been and is currently making a "good faith effort" in pursuing state authorization from all states and territories within the U.S. TCU’s authorization status can be viewed by state at

Prospective distance learning students residing in Alabama, Iowa, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Maryland: Due to these higher education regulations and the complexity of rules and regulations of some states, Texas Christian University, is currently unable to accept new applications for admissions to our distance education programs and courses from students residing in Alabama, Iowa, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Maryland. We regret this restriction as it is our goal to offer a quality education to students everywhere. If you reside in an unapproved state, you MUST relocate to an approved state prior to beginning online courses.



Application deadlines: July 1st for class beginning the next year. Completed early applications will be given preference for interviews. Interviewees will be notified by August. Interview dates for 2015 are September 20, 22, 27, and 29. Candidates will be notified of admission status by October 15th.