Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) School of Medicine & University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) School of Medicine & University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)

Wake Forest School of Medicine
Nurse Anesthesia Program
525 Vine Street, Suite 230
Winston Salem,

Contact Information:

Email: napinfo@wakehealth.edu
Url: website


Michael P. Lischke

Program Summary:

Wake Forrest University’s CRNA School was created in 1942 and uses a 4.0 grading scale and all anesthesia students are required to obtain an overall 3.0 grade point average to be eligible for graduation. Other requirements for graduation include satisfactory completion of all clinical rotations, all fees have been payed, and completion of a comprehensive examination that is given to students in the last semester of school. They have an traditional class size of 24 students, and get a large number of applicants each year. Are you interested in Nurse Anesthesia or want to learn how to become a CRNA? Our student blogs were created by active CRNA students, and are filled with real CRNA school experiences. You can finally get to see what Nurse Anesthesia school is really like.

CRNA School Overview:

Program created: 1942
Ranking: 3.4 out of 5.0
Class size: 24
Attrition Rate: less 10%
Tuition: In-state: $26,000
Out-state: $75,000
National Certification Exam (NCE)
1st Time Pass Rate: not listed

CRNA Program Requirements:
  • License: BSNWork Experience: A minimum of one year (2,080 hours) of full-time experience within the 2 years prior to application Accepted: Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, Trauma ICU, Neonatal ICU, Cardiovascular, neuro, burn, or pediatric ICU. Not Accepted: Clinical experience must be direct patient care which demonstrates independent decision-making (time in orientation or in managerial positions is not applicable).
  • Work Experience: 3.0 or higher
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • GRE: Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (preferred) or the Miller Analogy Test within the past 5 years
  • Certifications: ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
    BLS (Basic Life Support)


Statistics: (including inferential) and chemistry (3 semester hours each)
Following the 2012 interview season, we note that we continue to have a very strong applicant pool. Those candidates accepted into our new class have an average GPA of 3.6, GRE of 305 (verbal + quantitative), ICU experience of 3 years, and RN experience of 3.5 years.


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CRNA Program Setup:
Classes Start:



28 months


Criteria for progression include:
maintaining a “B” average in both academic and non-credit courses.
achieving no more than 6 credit hours of grades below B or a grade below B in any nursing specialty course (clinical courses).
adequate clinical performance, which is evaluated on a daily basis throughout the 24 month program.

Clinical Sites:

North Carolina Baptist Hospital Inpatient Surgery
North Carolina Baptist Hospital Outpatient Surgery
Pediatric Surgery in Brenner Children’s Hospital
Carolinas Medical Center- North East
Forsyth Medical Center
High Point Regional Health System
Iredell Memorial Hospital
Lexington Memorial Hospital
Medical Park Hospital
Moses Cone Memorial Hospital
Rowan Regional Medical Center
Sara Lee Center for Women’s Health
Wesley Long Hospital
Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Women’s Hospital of Greensboro

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