As a student in the #8 nationally-ranked nurse anesthesia program in the nation, you will learn in a challenging yet highly supportive environment. You will be taught and mentored by talented military and civilian faculty who are committed to your success.
Graduates earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Northeastern University and go on to serve as Army CRNAs for 5 years with the option to stay in and continue to serve while increasing rank and salary.
The USAGPAN trains independent CRNAs to function as respected members of the military healthcare team. Army CRNAs provide full-spectrum anesthesia at Army hospitals across the continental United States, Hawaii, Europe, Korea, and anywhere in the world they are needed.
The professional atmosphere, opportunities for growth and promotion, and exceptional work environment are unmatched. Through the US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing students are instructed in a manner that encourages independent thought and critical decision-making during times of great stress, both physical and emotional. As the sole providers of anesthesia under many circumstances in the Army, nurse anesthetists have to rely on their skills and training, in consultation with the surgeons, to save soldiers’ lives. Consider the USAGPAN as a means to becoming a CRNA!
The School of Nursing’s 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.
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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 2016 is 88%.
- The employment rate for the class that graduated in 2016 is 100 percent.
- The attrition rate for the graduating class in 2016 is 17.5%.