University of Texas Houston CRNA program

  1. 0 Is there anyone out there that can tell me a little about the CRNA program from University of Texas in Houston?
    such as caliber of instructors, Do they realistically take a fresh BSN graduate with 1 year ICU experience,
    do you recommend the program or would you direct someone elsewhere.....

    Thanks for any responses


    Joe
  2. Visit  blanco7415 profile page

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    From 'Houston'; Joined Jul '03; Posts: 6.

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  3. Visit  SCHMEGGA profile page
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    Now don't take this as first hand, but my best friend is going there now and he had almost 2 years XP. HE HATES IT! There is one instructor there (albeit the president of the AANA I believe) that teaches the majority of the classes and he sux. Every student there I am told has complained about how unfair he is with testing. He supposedly teaches one thing and then tests many more. I don't know man, your call. I haven't heard a single good thing about the program. I will say this though. From what I am hearing he may be retiring in the next year or so.
  4. Visit  shirleyTX profile page
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    I can't remember, but somewhere on here there was a listing of the top CRNA schools throughout the country and UT Houston and Baylor College of Medicine was on it. UT was ranked higher than Baylor though, but llike everyone else, I bet it's all the same with the exception of good and bad professors.
  5. Visit  SCHMEGGA profile page
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    Originally posted by SCHMEGGA
    Now don't take this as first hand, but my best friend is going there now and he had almost 2 years XP. HE HATES IT! There is one instructor there (albeit the president of the AANA I believe) that teaches the majority of the classes and he sux. Every student there I am told has complained about how unfair he is with testing. He supposedly teaches one thing and then tests many more. I don't know man, your call. I haven't heard a single good thing about the program. I will say this though. From what I am hearing he may be retiring in the next year or so.
    Yes, it was. I believe it was #5. However, my buddy there says that all the students there think it got that ranking simply because of the professor's position in the AANA.
  6. Visit  MBARN profile page
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    Any updates on the CRNA program? The min GPA required is 3.0 however, I suspect it would take around a 3.6 to get into the UT program. Also, does anybody know what type of GRE scores you need? I am currently in the BACC accelerated program at UT and I LOVE the program! The profs are great! Everybody wants to see you succeed and they bend over backwards to make you into great nurses!

    Any other feedback concerning UT CRNA would be appreciated. I know the nursing school is ranked in the top 5% in the nation!
  7. Visit  srna2008 profile page
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    Your GRE scores have to be >1000 with at least 500 on each section.
    MBARN likes this.
  8. Visit  MBARN profile page
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    Hi J steele:
    I am currently in the accelerated BACC2 BSN RN program at UT med center. I was wondering, realistically, how high does your nursing GPA have to be to get into the CRNA program at UT? Also, can a person work maybe 12 hours/week while going to school and then in between semesters? What is the best experience to get right after you become an RN in order to become a CRNA? Is there any age limits, I am in my late 40's and I hold another master's degree in another discipline. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Visit  MBARN profile page
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    Hi Jsteele99: I wanted to reply to your P message but could not. Maybe you don't have that option. Thanks and I am assuming SICU is surgical ICU and CV is cardio. I was thinking of doing CV ICU, was that a challenge right out of nursing school? What nursing GPA do you think would work in being successful in CRNA school? I am trying to assess my abilities. Thanks, really appreciate your time!
  10. Visit  srna2008 profile page
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    SICU is surgical ICU and CVICU is cardiovascular ICU (CABG & Valves). I have a BS in biology with 3.45 gpa and BSN with 3.2 gpa. I made 1150 on GRE. I also have about 14 years experience in military (I think that really helped my application and it did come up in my interviews).
  11. Visit  MBARN profile page
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    Any information about the teachers and classes for the UTHSC CRNA program? The good, the bad the ugly? Wondering how difficult the courses are and if you did well in organic chem would that be any indication of how you would do in other courses. Also, what is the most difficult, the didactic portion or the clinical portion? Any info would be appreciated.


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