Wake Forest School of Medicine is a recognized leader in the field of nursing programs. We offer both a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA) degree and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Our programs offer rigorous curriculums and diverse training settings.

Why Wake Forest?

Wake Forest Baptist Health is one of the nation’s preeminent academic medical centers, and its nursing degree programs attract applicants from across the country. Fifty percent of our current students are from North Carolina, and the rest come from all other parts of the country.

The hospital incorporates over 1,000 beds, including the integrated Brenner’s Children’s Hospital. Over 34,000 surgical procedures are performed annually.

Both the hospital and our anesthesia program have been rated among the best in the country by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital’s commitment to attracting the best nurses is evidenced by its longstanding Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Wake Forest has become known for leadership development, with many nursing graduates having assumed positions of national prominence in leadership roles.

Members of the hospital's anesthesia staff serve as the clinical faculty for the CRNA program, with each staff member performing both teaching and clinical service on a regular basis.