From the Director
Thank you for visiting the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN)/Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing Page. The objective of the USAGPAN is to produce independent Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) as highly skilled leaders for the U.S. Army and the Veteran’s Administration health delivery systems. The primary focus of the USAGPAN is to train and prepare clinicians for complete autonomous practice in all clinical settings, including austere environments.
The USAGPAN is a top-tiered program providing some of the most rewarding educational experiences for this profession. Our commitment to clinical and academic excellence is centered on fostering an educational environment based on critical thinking and adaptability. These are built on the fundamentals of anesthesia and research implementation allowing future CRNAs to practice in a broad range of environments.
The program is located at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, TX. Upon graduation, students are awarded a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Baylor University, and are eligible to take the National Certification Exam. USAGPAN’s devoted faculty and staff, in partnership with Baylor University, ensures our program is maintained as a highly regarded institution of excellence.
Please contact us if you need any assistance with your decisions for your future.
COL Peter J. Attilio, PhD, CRNA
U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX