Program Result Highlights
- 420 entry-into-practice nurse anesthesia students have graduated from the College
- 88 percent of our most recent graduates passed the National Certification Exam on their first attempt
- 100 percent of our most recent BSN-DNP graduates had employment upon graduation
- Attrition rate for most recent cohort of BSN-DNP students – 0 percent
- Attrition rate for the past five years for BSN-DNP students – 4.4 percent
- 41 CRNAs with advanced standing have received DNP degrees
Our graduates are highly recruited and many have taken leadership roles in the profession.
My class has a lot of diversity in terms of ages, backgrounds, ethnicities and experiences. Learning with this diverse group is preparing me to be sensitive and mindful of the diverse needs of my patients.
Supporting Your Success
"I've been surprised by all the things BCM offers that I didn't know about. There are people to help you build your resume and conduct mock interviews and the program really encourages us to be involved in advocacy, advocating both for ourselves and our profession." - Carla Roberts, DNP, CRNA, Class of 2020
Our expectations for our students are high and our students are driven. However, we recognize that even the smartest, most passionate students need and deserve help and support to reach their full potential. Baylor College of Medicine provides academic and support services to promote academic excellence, health and wellness, and student engagement.
When I join a pick up basketball game in the gym or a pool game in the student lounge, it is with Ph.D., M.D., PA and other students. Nursing can be a bubble. Interacting with people in other fields bursts that bubble and helps me appreciate other perspectives."
Beyond the Classroom and Clinic
Beyond the classroom and the clinic, our students have robust opportunities to explore other interests and balance other aspects of their lives whether raising a family, honing musical or artistic talents, competing in sports or leading community service initiatives.
The College sponsors many activities for students that range from formal ceremonies and award programs to social events, community service events and special activities. There is an athletic facility on campus as well as intramural leagues for those interested in sports.
Our location in the heart of Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, provides many opportunities to pursue outside interests as well. Hermann Park, which is right next door to the Texas Medical Center, offers trails, a public golf course, the Houston Zoo and an outdoor amphitheater. To the west are Rice University and the Rice Village Shopping Center. Directly north is the Museum District’s 18 art organizations, and just five miles further north is downtown, the hub of Houston’s restaurants, clubs, theaters, and sports stadiums.
From yoga in the courtyard to great study spaces in the Academic Success Center, there are lots of resources and events that make it clear the College is always looking out for our best interests.
Nurse anesthesia student stays hopeful amidst COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic changed protocols for institutions worldwide. While healthcare workers on the frontlines continue to tend to patients, hospital protocol has amped up in order to keep patients and healthcare workers safe, and to prevent the spread of the virus.
Meredith Tabladillo, third-year, student-registered nurse anesthetist in the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Baylor College of Medicine, was among the only students allowed in clinics because of their experience in the care of patients with infectious diseases.
She shared about her experience on Baylor's Momentum blog.
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School of Health Professions
The Doctor of Nursing Practice - Nurse Anesthesia program is under the auspices of the Baylor College of Medicine School of Health Professions. Visit the school's site to learn about other programs offered, academic and support services available to students, view the School of Health Professions Student Handbook, school-related news and more.
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