Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
"Supporting Quality Assessment and Improvement in Nurse Anesthesia Education"
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Call for Comments on the Revisions to the Certification Examination Policy​

The COA is seeking feedback from its communities of interest regarding proposed revision to the Certification Examination policy.  Click here to review these documents and provide comments on the revisions​.​

COA Celebration Lunch 

In celebration of the COA’s 5 years of continued USDE recognition, the AANA staff were invited to join the COA Board and COA staff for a meet-and-greet  lunch on October 26, at the conclusion of the COA Board meeting. ​ 


From left to right:  Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CRNA; Michael Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA, FAAN; Audrey Berman, PhD, RN; Shari Burns, EdD, MSN, CRNA; Maria Hirsch, DNAP, CRNA; Carly Koerner, BSN, RN, CCRN; Claire Dixon-Lee, PhD, RHIA, CPH, FAHIMA; Julie Pearson, PhD, CRNA; Brian Andrew, JD, MA; Paul Austin, PhD, CRNA; Laura Bonanno, DNP, CRNA; James Walker, DNP, CRNA, FNAP, FAAN Not pictured:  Susan McDonald, DNP, RN, MBA, FACHE, NEA-BC, CENP (Photos:  Linda Lacey)​

Nurse Anesthesia Programs Awarding Master's and Doctoral Degrees for Entry into Practice

Nurse anesthesia programs continue to transition to awarding doctoral degrees. As of August 10, 2018, there are a total of 80 nurse anesthesia programs approved to offer entry-level doctoral degrees and 24 programs offering post-master’s doctoral completion degree programs for CRNAs. Forty-one programs remain to be approved to award doctoral degrees for entry into practice by the deadline of January 1, 2022. 
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List of Accredited Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia

Accreditation Standards, Policies and Procedures, and Guidelines​

 

"Promoting Excellence in Nurse Anesthesia Education for Over 40 Years"

Federal Recognition of the COA Has Been Renewed 

The Development of a Common Clinical Assessment Tool for Clinical Evaluation in Nurse Anesthesia Education in the United States

Accreditation Decisions
Nurse Anesthesia Programs