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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.

USAGPAN LogoThe 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.

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, 2021. 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 2019 is 88.46%.
  • The employment rate for the class that graduated in 2019 is 100 percent.
  • The attrition rate for the graduating class in 2019 is 7%.

    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.

DNP Curriculum

Phase 1 (Year 1)
Term Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SU MNUR 6411 Biochemistry for Nurse Anesthesia 4
SU MNUR 6612 Advanced A&P and Pathophysiology 1 6
SU MNUR 6513 Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia 1 5
SU MNUR 6321 Health Care Informatics 3
  18 hours
FL MNUR 6514 Advanced A&P and Pathophysiology 2 5
FL MNUR 6631 Introductory Concepts and Principles of Anesthesia Practice 6
FL MNUR 6422 Research and Statistical Methods 4
FL MNUR 6132 Clinical Concepts of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 1 1
FL MNUR 6233 Regional Anesthesia & Ultrasound Science 1 2
  18 hours
SP MNUR 6415 Advanced Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesia 2 4
SP MNUR 6735 Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures and Special Populations 7
SP MNUR 6434 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis 4
SP MNUR 6323 Research Evidence into Practice 3
SP MNUR 6136 Clinical Concepts of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 2 1
SP MNUR 6237 Regional Anesthesia & Ultrasound Science 2 2
  21 hours
  Total: 57 hours
Phase 2 (Year 2)
Term Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SU MNUR 6341 Professional Aspects of Nurse Anesthesia Practice  via DL 3
SU MNUR 6371 DNP Scholarly Project 1: Design and Ethical Consideration of Practice Application 3
FL MNUR 6342 Healthcare Management via DL 3
FL MNUR 6661 Nurse Anesthesia Role Development 1 6
FL MNUR 6551 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 1 5
SP MNUR 6343 Health Policy and Law via DL 3
SP MNUR 6344 Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing via DL 3
SP MNUR 6662 Nurse Anesthesia Role Development 2 6
SP MNUR 6552 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 2 5
  Total: 37 hours
Phase 3 (Year 3)
Term Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SU MNUR 6372 DNP Scholarly Project 2: Applying Practice Knowledge -- Implementation / Outcomes 3
FL MNUR 6663 Nurse Anesthesia Role Development 3 6
FL MNUR 6553 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 3 5
FL MNUR 6373 DNP Scholarly Project 3:
Dissemination of Practice Inquiry
SP MNUR 6664 Nurse Anesthesia Role Development 4 6
SP MNUR 6554 Nurse Anesthesia Clinical Practicum 4 5
  Total: 28 hours
Grand Total: 122 hours