2017-2018 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. An RRNA is required to complete a minimum of 750 cases.

Academic Warning and 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 achieves a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 at any point in their program will be placed on academic warning. A student can be removed from that status by achieving a 3.0 cumulative average by the end of the next nine hours of enrollment. Failure to resolve academic warning will result in dismissal.

Online courses do not count toward calculation of the minimum overall GPA of 3.0 for progression in the program. A course grade of at least "B" is required in:

NRAN 60224Pharmacology of Anesthesia Agents


NRAN 60235Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology II


NRAN 60213Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology III


NRAN 60316Principles of Anesthesia Practice I


NRAN 60416Principles of Anesthesia Practice II


NRAN 60572Advanced Pathophysiology and Clinical Management I


NRAN 60672Advanced Pathophysiology and Clinical Management II


NRAN 60972Clinical Concepts


NRAN 81353Health Care Policy and Politics


NRAN 81443Advanced Health Assessment:Anesthesia Focus


A course grade of less than "C" will not be accepted in any other course.

No more than six credit hours of "C" are accepted.

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 (irrespective of the online courses) is necessary to progress to Phase II (clinical residency).

Graduation Criteria

All didactic work is to be completed within 20 months for the DNP-A. 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 DNP-A.