I live in Texas and there are 2 schools in Dallas and 2 schools in Houston that offer the program. I live in San Antonio and there are quite a few large schools, but none of them offer the NA program. What does it take for a school to start a new program? I spoke with someone at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio about this, and she said they used to have the program in the 90s, but for some reason they discontinued it. Is it a lack of qualified instructors, maybe? Anyway, there is also the University of the Incarnate Word, a private university, that has many great programs, but not NA. I want to become a CRNA so bad, but to move my family too far away would keep me from doing it. Too much of a sacrafice, I guess.
Is there anything I could do, perhaps, to give these universities the idea of starting the NA program? Maybe start a petition? Bug them to death?:chuckle I know I wouldn't be the first person to inquire about this. From what I hear, the competition is so fierce, and there aren't enough schools to accomodate everyone. Maybe I'm wrong, but this is what I gather. I just wonder why this is.