COA Announces Call for Comments on the Standards for Accreditation

Between March and April 2024, the COA will be conducting a Call for Comments on the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate. A survey link will be distributed to the COA’s stakeholders to assess the validity, reliability, and relevancy of the Standards and Clinical Experiences requirements. This link will be distributed […]

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Opening for new COA Educator Director – Application Deadline March 15, 2024

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) is seeking nominations for a CRNA Educator Director.  Candidates must be available to attend three-day COA meetings, held in January, May, and October, in addition to an orientation meeting on October 22, 2024.  The January meetings will be held in a virtual format. The May […]

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COA Revisions to Clarify Requirements for Clinical Supervision of Nurse Anesthesia Students

At its October 9-11, 2019 meeting, the COA reviewed and revised its accreditation Standards and Glossary definitions related to clinical supervision of nurse anesthesia students. The revisions clarify the well-established requirement that states: “Supervision at clinical sites is limited to CRNAs and anesthesiologists who are institutionally credentialed to practice and immediately available for consultation.” The […]

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