FSU College of Applied Studies Nurse Anesthesia program announces new faculty member

Becky Kelly

Florida State University Panama City is pleased to announce Gerard Hogan, DNSc, CRNA, ARNP-BC, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who specializes in translational research, has joined the resident faculty of the master’s Nurse Anesthesia program within FSU’s College of Applied Studies.
Hogan was previously the director of the top-ranked nurse anesthetist program at Rush University in Chicago.
Jerry is a renowned educator, actively involved in the state and national nurse anesthesiology associations and has been a sought after guest lecturer at conferences since I was a student,” said FSU Panama City Nurse Anesthesia Program Administrator Stacey VanDyke, DNP, CRNA. “He is well-known for his work as a doctoral project chair and we are thrilled to add such a talented educator to our staff.” 
As FSU’s nurse anesthesia program looks to transition to a clinical doctorate, Hogan was a natural fit to assist with the process having guided the programs at both Rush and the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.
“I spoke to Stacey over a year ago, and she was looking for someone to assist in the transition to the clinical doctorate,” Hogan said. “I have done that for two other programs and offered to help. Little did I know it would turn into a full-time position.”
Hogan has extensive experience in translational research, which analyzes and tests existing research and designs interventions based on the evidence collected.
“In anesthesia we use translational research to design innovative anesthetic techniques that improve overall patient outcomes (less pain, faster discharge from the hospital, etc.),” Hogan explained. “That is what the purpose of the doctoral project is and I hope to be able to guide the DNAP students through that process like I did at Rush and UNF.”
Hogan said he is glad to be back in his home state of Florida. Born and raised in Lake Worth, he graduated from Palm Beach Junior College in 1983 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing. He continued his education at the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1989. In 1992, Hogan received a Diploma in Nurse Anesthesia from the North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Anesthesia in Winston Salem and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
He then went on active duty in the USAF as a CRNA from 1992-1999. After transferring to the USAF Reserves, Hogan earned his Doctor of Nursing Science from the University of Tennessee College of Nursing in Memphis in 2004. He has since completed a Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health from Stony Brook University School of Nursing in 2014 and is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Hogan served honorably in the United States Air Force Reserves from 1990-1992, Active Duty in the USAF from 1992-1999, and then Active USAF Reserves until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel in October 2014. His last duty assignment was as Chief Nurse, 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC from 2008-2014. Hogan served two deployments to Afghanistan during his time as Chief Nurse of the squadron, with his second deployment to Afghanistan as the Flight Commander of the Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight at Baghram AB, Afghanistan.  While in charge at Bagram he was responsible for the movement of over 3000 sick and injured service members to Bagram from remote areas and from Bagram AB to Landstuhl Germany.
Hogan’s military awards include the US Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the US Air Force Air Medal, the US Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal, US Air Force Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 stars) and the USAF Expeditionary Service Ribbon.
Hogan has served as the elected President for the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2014-2015 and spent a total of eight years on the FANA Board of Directors. He is a Chair Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and has completed numerous onsite visits for reaccreditation. He has made numerous presentations at professional meetings, authored or coauthored in various publications and has participated and mentor experience on countless student registered nurse anesthesia projects while at UNF and Rush University. He has been awarded multiple HRSA grants for Nurse Anesthesia students.
“As part of a Top 20 national public university, FSU Panama City is focused on attracting world-renowned faculty like Dr. Hogan, who can share their expertise and experiences with our students,” FSU Panama City Dean Randy Hanna said.