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BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia

Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Anesthesia at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston’s respected and highly competitive DNP program.

BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track at a Glance

The first BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia track offered at a public university in Texas, Cizik School of Nursing has the highest certification pass rate in the southern United States. We prepare graduates to manage the anesthesia needs of patients of all ages, from pre-anesthetic assessment and evaluation to anesthesia planning, administration, monitoring, and postanesthetic care. Students learn to administer all types of anesthesia, including general, regional, and neuraxial anesthesia.

 As part of our well-rounded DNP curriculum, our Nurse Anesthesia track provides education and experiences in areas such as quality improvement and systems leadership, equipping our students with foundational elements to improve quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness for all patient populations.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination (NCE) for Nurse Anesthetists offered by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Board certification is required to practice as a nurse anesthetist.

Admit Term


Program Track Length

9 semesters (36 months)

Credit Requirement

112 credit hours

Educational Mode

On campus

Enrollment Level

Full time

Tuition & Fees

Excellence meets affordability


High Pass Rates Set the Bar


  • Of our 2023 BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia graduates passed the NCE on the first attempt. 
  • 11 of our past 12 graduating classes did also.
  • Our most recent five-year average NCE fist-time pass rate is 99.44%.

High-demand Career


  • Of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston’s graduates were employed as nurse anesthetists within six months of completion.



Outstanding Outcomes

High-pass rates and low programmatic attrition rates are hallmarks of Cizik School of Nursing’s Nurse Anesthesia track. Review our overall program outcomes and our programmatic outcomes by cohort.

Experienced Faculty


In addition to providing engaging lectures and personalized mentorship, all faculty maintain active nurse anesthesia practices, sharing knowledge and skills so that future nurse anesthetists are well prepared to translate and implement best evidence into practice.

Exceptional Clinical Experiences

Located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston provides nurse anesthesia students with unparalleled clinical experiences and opportunities to work in a wide variety of anesthesia delivery settings.


Affordable Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Track

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston offers the most affordable Nurse Anesthesia track in Texas. We also offer academic and need-based scholarships, including some available specifically to DNP students.

Get Started toward Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist

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Take the next step in your career by earning your DNP in Nurse Anesthesia at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston.

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