University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center CRNA School

University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center CRNA School

School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Division
6901 Bertner
TX 77030

Contact Information:

Phone:(713) 500-2158
Email: Url: Website


Kristen Starnes-Ott

Program Summary:

The University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center CRNA school provides a Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Anesthesia. Starting in 2014, this nurse anesthesia school started offering a nine-semester program from the BSN degree to a DNP in Nurse Anesthesia. The Nurse Anesthesia program prepares it's graduates to manage the anesthesia needs of patients at all ages. Anesthesia students will develop skills in the areas of pre-anesthetic assessment, planning, anesthesia administration and monitoring, and post-anesthesia care for patients. The nurse anesthetist program makes sure all their graduates are well prepared to administer all types of anesthesia, including general, regional, local, and conscious sedation. If you would like to know how to get into CRNA school or how to ace the anesthesia interview, please checkout our CRNA career guide called “CRNA School Admissions: The Cold Hard Facts.” We cover every important aspect of the nurse anesthetist application process. You will learn how to start preparing for nurse anesthesia school, and more importantly how to become a CRNA. Our amazing ebook is filled with tips and strategies that will allow you to find CRNA degree programs and create a professional application that you can send in with confidence.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1983
Ranking: 3.0 out of 5.0
Class size: less then 20
Attrition Rate: 8%
Tuition: approx. $36,000 (in-state)
National Certification Exam (NCE)
First time passing rate: 100% in 2013, (95% in last 5 years)
Second time passing rate: 100% in last 5 years

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: Evidence of current Texas nursing licensure in state of residence.
  • Work Experience: One year experience in critical care as a registered nurse, two years preferred. Accepted: any type of ICU experience is accepted. NICU and PICU are acceptable. Not Accepted: PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit), ER (Emergency Room), OR (Operating Room)
  • GPA: A Baccalaureate degree in nursing earned from an accredited program. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • GRE: GRE only is accepted. The Program prefers and strongly recommends a score of 500 or greater on each of the Verbal and Quantitative sections and a minimum score of 3.5 on the written section. For the Revised GRE the recommended score is: 153 Verbal; 144 Quantitative; with the written section remaining at 3.5.
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


Organic Chemistry I or Biochemistry (within the last 6 years)


The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston has an interview process that includes meeting with the admissions committee for approximately 30 minutes. The questions are varied and can include items from your current work place in addition to getting to know you better.

CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



32 months

Clinical Sites:

The Women’s Hospital
University General Hospital
LBJ Hospital
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Texas Children’s Hospital
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
The Methodist Hospital- Texas Medical Center and Sugarland
St. Joseph Medical Center
DeBakey Veteran’s Admin. Medical Center
Memorial Hermann-Memorial City and Texas Medical Center
Houston Northwest Medical Center

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