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Specializes in ICU. Has 3 years experience.


Couple of questions about the Army CRNA program in TX. I am a reserve 66H8A with an FST in Ohio with 4 years active USMC experience. I know the basics of military life. When a person qualifies for a seat and is accepted to Army CRNA school do you move to texas and reside on base in a barracks or do you move, as in bring the wife and kids along. I wasn't sure how this worked and, frankly, has a large impact on the question of applying to this program or to a civilian program in Ohio. I know about the active time and pay situation. I just like the military. Any comments or "pearls" would be appreciated.


Specializes in US Army. Has 14 years experience.

It is a PCS move so you'll be able to bring your family with you. You most likely will have to rent an apartment or a house off post, since there is usually a few months waiting time for on post housing.

You will be in Fort Sam for a year for Phase 1 then move on to Phase 2 at one of the other Army Medical Centers. They only have 5 or 6 slots for Phase 2 at BAMC (Ft Sam) so I wouldn't put my money on being able to stay.

Recommend you not move your family (especially if you have to move children) for Phase I . Although it is considered a PCS move, and the Army works with you on assignments, you won't know where you will do your Phase II and where your first duty station will be.


Specializes in US Army. Has 14 years experience.

Either way, you'll see very little of your family during CRNA school. It's very intense from start to finish.

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