2021-22 Graduate Catalog

Nurse Anesthesia Curriculum

Minimum Case Requirements

The School of Nurse Anesthesia exceeds the general requirements as set forth by the Council on Accreditation, Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs/Schools. Outside of the constraints imposed by COVID-19, in which clinical facilities ceased training to students or surgical cases were dramatically decreased at any particular clinical site, an RRNA is required to complete a minimum of 900 cases.

GPA Requirements

A grade is assigned for each course in which a student is enrolled for graduate credit. A passing grade may be earned only if the student is enrolled for the duration of the course.

The TCU School of Nurse Anesthesia requires a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for graduation.

A student who receives a course grade of less than a "B" in any course will be dismissed from the program.

Policy on Grading Scale

The faculty of the School of Nurse Anesthesia use the following scale in determining course grades.

A = 92-100

B = 83-91

C = 74-82

F = < 74

Graduation Criteria


All didactic work is to be completed within 20 months for the DNAP. The clinical residency is to be completed in 16 months. To qualify for graduation, a student must have a 3.0 overall GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and have completed a minimum of 87 semester hours for the DNAP.