Louise Herrington School of Nursing

U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing

Education in the complexity of practice. Independent thought and critical decision-making. Faculty leading by example.

Become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), serve as a United States Army Nurse Corps Officer and apply for the US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing - USAGPAN.


The United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN) educates and prepares individuals to become independent Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).  Upon graduation, ARMY CRNAs will serve for five years with the option to stay in and continue to serve while increasing rank and salary as well as function as respected members of the military healthcare team.  Army and Veteran’s Administration (VA) CRNAs provide full-spectrum anesthesia at Army and VA hospitals across the continental United States, Hawaii, Europe, Korea, and anywhere in the world they are needed.

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The US Army and Baylor University boast a long and proud heritage in health-related graduate education. For more than half a century, the Baylor University Graduate School has been the academic host for health-related programs affiliated with the US Army, principally at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, but also at the following: US Military Academy, West Point, New York; Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, Washington; William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft. Bliss, Texas; and, Darnall Army Medical Center, Ft. Hood, Texas. Baylor University is honored by the privilege of serving our country through these health-related educational programs. Such military graduate and professional programs are highly compatible with Baylor's long heritage in preparing students for professional education in medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other allied-health professions.

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The Baylor University LHSON DNP program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.* The USAGPAN program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for the maximum allowable ten years through October, 2031. Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

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  • Pass Rate for first time test-takers on the National Certification Exam (NCE) offered through the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) for the class that graduated in 2022 is 100%.
  • The employment rate for the class that graduated in 2022 is 100%.
  • The attrition rate for the graduating class in 2022 is 8.3%

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Baylor University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Students in the United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN) must complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

  • New cohort groups start each June, with application periods beginning in February one year prior to the June start date.
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