R. Kyle Hodgen, DNP, ACNP, CRNA, LtCol, USAF (ret.)

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R. Kyle
Hodgen, DNP, ACNP, CRNA, LtCol, USAF (ret.)
Nurse Anesthesia
Associate Teaching Professor
Bayside Building, Room 111
(850) 770-2436
Office Hours

Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday: 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Dr. R. Kyle Hodgen is the newest member of the Teaching Faculty at Florida State University, Panama City Campus, in the Nurse Anesthesia Program, College of Applied Studies. He recently retired from the US Air Force after 23 years of service in both the USAF and the US Army. In the USAF, he was the Director, Nurse Anesthesia Residency

Clinical Training Site at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, where he was responsible for Phase II clinical training, education, and development of Air Force Nurse Anesthesia DNP students in the Dayton, Ohio area. Concurrently, he also served as the Nurse Anesthesia Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General from 2017 until 2021 and was the former Air Force Director of Nurse Anesthesia Education.

As an Advanced Practice Registered (APRN) nurse educator, Dr. Hodgen previously served as a full-time faculty member and assistant professor in the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD, from May 2012 to May 2016. While at USU, Dr. Hodgen was a course and co-course coordinator for multiple core and anesthesia specialty courses, responsible for developing, implementing, and teaching didactic course curriculum and content to students across all specialty APRN tracts. Also, while at USU, Lt Col Hodgen served as the first Air Force GSN All Faculty President and President Pro Temp from 2014 to 2016.

Lt Col Hodgen began his nursing career as an adult critical and cardiothoracic care nurse in the civilian community at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. He received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from UAB, Birmingham, AL in 1996, and his first Masters of Science in Nursing degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Southern Indiana and began his APRN career working for Ohio Valley HeartCare as a cardiology and cardiothoracic surgical physician extender for 3 years prior to joining the US Air Force in September of 2001.

Dr. Col Hodgen began his active duty military career in the US Army as mechanized infantryman from 1990 to 1992, serving during the first Gulf War. He finished his US Army initial enlistment in the Florida Army National Guard in 1998. He launched his most recent US Air Force career commissioned as a First Lieutenant in 2001, stationed as a cardiothoracic intensive care nurse and APRN at Keesler Medical Center, KAFB, MS. He attended USU for his second Masters of Science in Nursing degree in Nurse Anesthesia in 2005 and began his nurse anesthesia career at Eglin Hospital, EAFB, Fl. He has deployed as a Combat Search and Rescue Team and Critical Care Air Transport Team member to Turkey and Iraq, and as a CRNA to Afghanistan, with his most recent deployment as a Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF) XIII team member in Bagram and Tarin Kowt. Lt Col Hodgen received his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with an emphasis in education from UAB in 2013.

Major military awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Defense Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation medals, and multiple other Army and Air Force Achievement Medals. Lt Col Hodgen has been a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) since 2007. He is also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and numerous other academic honor societies.

Dr. Hodgen has been married to his wife Sara for 30 years. They have 3 children: Jordan, Kylee, and Mary. He enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors, hiking and camping with his family, and working on vehicles.