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Accreditation Decisions - Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Notice of the following accreditation and related decisions is provided to the U.S. Department of Education by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) following accreditation meetings.  Only those programs reviewed at the actual Council meeting are listed.  Anyone interested in the accreditation status of all nurse anesthesia programs can find this information in the official List of Accredited Educational Programs.  The current issue of this publication also identifies programs with accredited CRNA completion degree programs.  Questions can be directed to the Council's office by contacting us at accreditation@coacrna.org or (847) 655-1160.


Effective May 31, 2019, unless otherwise indicated

Continued Accreditation – Approved


Florida International University Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Anesthesiology Nursing Program, Miami, Fla.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Florida International University Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences Anesthesiology Nursing Program was granted continued accreditation for four years effective May 31, 2019. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2023. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule. The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Conducting Institution (Standard A) and Graduate Standards (Standard D).

University of Southern California (USC) Program of Nurse Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology
Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Cal.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Southern California (USC) Program of Nurse Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology Keck School of Medicine was granted continued accreditation for four years effective May 31, 2019. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2023. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule. The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Conducting Institution (Standard A) and Graduate Standards (Standard D).

Initial Accreditation – Decision Deferred

The University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tulsa, Okla.
Public Disclosure Statement
The initial accreditation decision for the University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program was deferred. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of initial accreditation in Fall 2019. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information or changes in the activities of the program. The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Faculty (Standard B).

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Approved

  • Carolinas Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNCC, Charlotte, N.C.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Nurse Anesthesia Program, St. Louis, Mo.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia, Detroit, Mich.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred

  • Geisinger Health System/Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthesia Program, Danville, Penn.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Keiser University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Naples, Fla.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

​The University of Akron Nurse Anesthesia Program, Akron, Ohio

Distance Education Offerings – Decision Deferred

University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tulsa, Okla.

Doctoral Degrees for CRNAs – Decision Deferred

Northern Kentucky University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Highland Heights, Ken.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Major Programmatic Change – Approved

Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Change in shared authority

Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia, Charleston, W.V.
Change in degree offering from “Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia” to “Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice”

Mount Marty College Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Proposal for a bridge program to the doctoral degree for baccalaureate-prepared CRNAs

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program, Camden, N.J.
Change to inactive admissions status

UNC Greensboro, School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, Greensboro, N.C.
Name change from “Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/University of North Carolina at Greensboro” to “UNC Greensboro, School of Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia Concentration” (effective Fall 2018)
Address change from “3900 Barrett Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27609” to “Union Square Campus, 124 East Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27406”
Change in control from shared authority to sole authority

University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia, Detroit, Mich.
Name change from “University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesiology” to “University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia”
Change in academic unit from the College of Health Professions to the McAuley School of Nursing (a unit within the College of Health Professions)

University of Michigan-Flint Nurse Anesthesia Program, Flint, Mich.
Name change from “University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program” to “University of Michigan-Flint Nurse Anesthesia Program”
Change in control from shared authority to sole authority

Major Programmatic Change – Decision Deferred

Texas Christian University School of Nurse Anesthesia, Fort Worth, Tex.
Proposal for an experimental/innovative track within its entry-into-practice program


Effective January 18, 2019, unless otherwise indicated


Continued Accreditation – Approved

Keiser University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Naples, Florida
Public Disclosure Statement

The Keiser University Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 4 years effective January 18, 2019.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2023. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.  The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with criteria in the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs related to Governance (Standard I), Program of Study (Standard III), and Program Effectiveness (Standard IV).
 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Approved

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University School of Nurse Anesthesia, Cleveland, Ohio
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice 
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Program of Nurse Anesthesia Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice 
  • Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich. (effective May 30, 2018)
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice 
  • The University of Scranton Nurse Anesthesia Program, Scranton, PA (effective October 25, 2018)
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 
 
Effective October 25, 2018 unless otherwise indicated

Continued Accreditation – Approved

Columbia University School of Nursing Program in Nurse Anesthesia, New York, N.Y.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Columbia University School of Nursing Program in Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 25, 2018.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2028.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

Excela Health School of Anesthesia, Latrobe, Pa.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Excela Health School of Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 25, 2018.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2028.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Baton Rouge, La.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 25, 2018.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2028.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 25, 2018.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2028.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Portland, Ore.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 25, 2018.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2028.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies Nurse Anesthesia Program, Coral Gables, Fla.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 25, 2018.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2028.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

University of Puerto Rico School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, San Juan, P.R.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Puerto Rico School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 4 years effective October 25, 2018.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2022. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule. The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs related to Governance (Standard I) and Program of Study (Standard III).

Initial Accreditation – Decision Deferred

The University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tulsa, Okla.
Public Disclosure Statement
The initial accreditation decision for the University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program was deferred.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of initial accreditation in Spring 2019.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information or changes in the activities of the program.  The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Faculty (Standard B).
 

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

  • Florida Gulf Coast University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fort Myers, Fla.
  • York College of Pennsylvania/WellSpan Health Nurse Anesthetist Program, York, Pa.
Distance Education Offerings – Deferred
  • The University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tulsa, OK

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Approved

  • Clarkson College Nurse Anesthesia Program, Omaha, Neb.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Excela Health School of Anesthesia, Latrobe, Pa.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Florida Gulf Coast University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fort Myers, Fla.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • National University Fresno Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fresno, Calif.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Portland, Ore.
    ​Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

 Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred

  • ​University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesiology, Detroit, Mich.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice 

Doctoral Degrees for CRNAs – Approved

  • ​Florida Gulf Coast University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fort Myers, Fla.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • ​Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program, St. Louis, Mo.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (effective August 30, 2018)
 

Major Programmatic Change – Approved

  • ​Keiser University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Naples, Fla
    Change in control and ownership from Wolford College to Keiser University (effective July 16, 2018)
    Name change from “Wolford College Nurse Anesthesia Program” to “Keiser University Nurse Anesthesia Program” (effective July 16, 2018)

Major Programmatic Change – Deferred

  • ​Mount Marty College Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology, Sioux Falls, S.D.
    Proposal for a bridge program to the doctoral degree for baccalaureate-prepared CRNAs.
  • ​University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesiology, Detroit, Mich.
    Change in academic unit.

 Major Programmatic Change – Denied

  • ​The University of Arizona College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Ariz.
    Proposal for collaborative partnership(s) with Doctor of Nursing Practice-granting institutions.

Waiver of Graduate Degree – Denied

  •  The University of Arizona College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Ariz
 
 

Effective May 30, 2018, unless otherwise indicated

Continued Accreditation – Approved

Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia, Charleston, W.Va. 
 Public Disclosure Statement 
The Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 4 years effective May 30, 2018. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2022. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule. The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with theStandards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Conducting Institution (Standard A) and Graduate Standards (Standard D). 

 
Rutgers School of Nursing Anesthesia Program, Newark, N.J. 
 Public Disclosure Statement 
Rutgers School of Nursing Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2018. The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2028. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
 

Initial Accreditation – Approved

Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia Program, Allentown, Pa.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective May 30, 2018. The program was found in compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation 5 years following the start of the program’s first class of students. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
   

Initial Accreditation – Decision Deferred

The University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tulsa, Okla.
Public Disclosure Statement
The initial accreditation decision for the University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program was deferred. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of initial accreditation in Fall 2018. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information or changes in the activities of the program. The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Faculty (Standard B).
  

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

  • Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia Program, Allentown, Pa.
  • Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program,
    Boston, Mass.
  • Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program Distance Education (Courses to Program),
    St. Louis, Mo. (effective March 13, 2018)
  
Distance Education Offerings – Deferred
  • ​The University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tulsa, Okla.
 
Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Approved
  • East Carolina University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Greenville, N.C.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Loma Linda University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, Loma Linda, Calif.
    (effective March 13, 2018)
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Michigan State University Nurse Anesthesia Program, East Lansing, Mich.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program,
    Boston, Mass. 
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Otterbein University Ohio Health Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program, Westerville, Ohio
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Texas Wesleyan University Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia, Fort Worth, Texas
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program, St. Louis, Miss. (effective March 13, 2018)
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred
  • The University of Scranton Nurse Anesthesia Program, Scranton, Pa.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice 
  • National University Fresno Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fresno, Calif.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Major Programmatic Change – Approved
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Madison, Tenn.
Proposal for optional dual enrollment in Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree completion program and Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship

 
Waiver of Graduate Degree – Approved
​Barry University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Anesthesiology Programs, Hollywood, Fla.

Effective January 10,  2018, unless otherwise indicated

Initial Accreditation – Approved

Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program, Milwaukee, Wis.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective January 10, 2018.  This decision recognizes that the program will provide a graduate level curriculum leading to the award of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The program will be scheduled for its next onsite visit in Spring 2023 followed by the Council’s review of the program for continued accreditation in Fall 2023.
 

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia, La Crosse, Wis. (effective January 19, 2018)
 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved

Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia, La Crosse, Wis. (effective January 19, 2018)
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia California State University Fullerton, Pasadena, Calif.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Major Programmatic Change – Approved

Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia,  La Crosse, Wisc. (effective January 19, 2018)
Affiliation with Two Academic Affiliates-University of Wisconsin La Crosse and Viterbo University
 
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia,  Pawtucket, R.I.
Change in conducting institution from Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) to Kent Hospital
 
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program, Camden, N.J.
Changes to credit distribution of the program with its academic affiliate, Drexel University
 
Texas Wesleyan University Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia, Fort Worth, Texas
Restructuring of the program’s approved post-master’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree offering
Addition of a healthcare administration focus to the DNAP curriculum  
 

Voluntary Closure - Approved

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia, Pawtucket, R.I.
Closure effective November 1, 2019 (teach-out plan for program closure approved January 10, 2018).