Baylor College of Medicine


Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
TX 77030

Contact Information:

Phone:(713) 798-4951
Url: website



Program Summary:

The Baylor College of Medicine has a nurse anesthetist program that offers the DNP program for master’s-prepared Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who want to obtain a doctoral degree. CRNAs that enter the anesthesia program will complete a 24 month curriculum that is designed to accommodate working professionals. The Baylor College of Medicine Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia creates professional nurse anesthetists who are leaders in clinical practice, along with healthcare research, education, and policy. Graduates of this nurse anesthesia school will have been exposed to innovation, technology, and evidence-based approaches to anesthesia and have a passion for lifelong learning. Are you curious about how to become a CRNA or need help to ace the anesthesia interview, take a moment and checkout our CRNA career guide called “CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts.” You will be introduced to every major aspect of the application process. Let us help you to find CRNA programs and more importantly how to successfully get admission into anesthesia school. Our amazing ebook program contains all the important tips and strategies that will allow you to ace the anesthesia interview, and has been used by thousands of CRNA school applicants.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1968
Ranking: 3.5 of 5.0
Class size: 15
Attrition Rate: 0% (2012)
Tuition: approx. $89,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
In 2012 (only one student required a second attempt)

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: BSN
  • Work Experience: A minimum of one year (two years preferred) of experience in an area of intensive care nursing
    Accepted: MICU, SICU, CCU, Neuro ICU
    Not Accepted: ER, PACU, ICU step down units
  • GPA: 3.0 or better
  • GRE: Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections) within the past four years.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)
    CCRN (recommended)


Completion of the following undergraduate courses achieving a grade of B or better:
Organic chemistry


The interview session lasts all day and includes an information session, individual interviews, a campus tour, and an optional social event.  Applicants interview with five individuals: 3 CRNAs, 1 anesthesiologist, and 1 student.  Interviews are scheduled throughout the day and applicants do have down time between appointments.  There are some clinical questions asked in the interviews, but most questions are more general types of interview questions.  They do not currently included a test as part of the interview session, but the Admissions Committee may decide to do so in the future.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



24 months


Phase 1: Didactic phase (18 months) consists of coursework in the basic and clinical sciences, healthcare delivery and policy, translational research, leadership and management.
Phase 2: Clinical phase (18 months) provides extensive clinical education in the provision of general, regional, and local anesthesia. Upon completion of the degree requirements, graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination administered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.

Clinical Sites:

Ben Taub General Hospital
DeBakey VA Medical Center
The Methodist Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

Disclaimer: Information on this page was gathered from the school's website and through phone interviews. A school's curriculum can change frequently, so we make sure that you are provided with the most up to date information. Our team regularly checks for any changes that CRNA programs make to their curriculum. The ranking of schools was based off of the 2011 US News World Report for Graduate Schools