COA Office Relocation

The COA has moved.  Please note the new address and phone number below.  Also note that the COA website and email address have not changed. New address and phone: 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906 Rosemont, IL  60018-5603 224-275-9130 As previously communicated the reasons for the relocation include: 1) to support the COA’s strategic plan […]

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COA Releases Crosswalk to Revised AACN Essentials

The COA has performed a crosswalk of the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate to the 2021 AACN Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education. Please find a copy of the crosswalk document here. Programs are encouraged to meet the revised AACN Essentials and complete the crosswalk; however, this is not […]

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Call for Comments – Revisions to the COA’s Definition of “Wellness and Substance Use Disorder”

At its October 2021 meeting, the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) reviewed proposed revisions to the Glossary definition of “Wellness and substance use disorder” found in the 2004 Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate. Revisions to the definition […]

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COA Update Regarding Revisions to Standards and Policies

At its January 28-30, 2021 meeting, the COA approved revisions to its Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate and Accreditation Policies and Procedures manual. These revisions were made in response to recommendations from the Full Scope of Practice Competency Task Force, the COA’s Standards Revisions Subcommittee, and the COA’s Standards and […]

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