Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Program


Man on operating table, monitored by anaesthetist

The US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing is a 36–month, two phase course of study that educates and develops qualified Army Nurse Corps Officers as beginning practitioners in anesthesia nursing. Successful completion of this program leads to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Northeastern University, Bouve' College of Health Sciences and qualifies the graduate to take the Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists.

Phase I is an intense didactic program over 12 months presented at the AMEDD Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Phase II (Clinical) Anesthesia Program is one of seven Phase II sites at which students receive their clinical training. Students spend 24 months learning the science and art of nursing anesthesia as well as developing and completing a Capstone project. To enhance the clinical experience of our students, the Darnall phase II site uses local civilian and VA hospitals as adjunct clinical sites.

Scott & White Memorial Hospital,offsite link in new window Temple, Texas – Thoracic and Neurosurgical Anesthesia

Central Texas VA Hospital,offsite link in new window Temple, Texas – Vascular Anesthesia


U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Program Eligibility/Service Obligation

Check the AMEDDC&S Anesthesia Branch webpage, or call (254) 288-8705.

The US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN) offsite link in new window

Other Resources

American Association of Nurses Anesthetistsoffsite link in new window

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