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 February 14, 2020, there are 97 nurse anesthesia programs approved by the COA to offer entry-level doctoral degrees and 29 programs approved to offer post-master’s doctoral degree completion programs. Currently 26 programs remain to be approved to award doctoral degrees to meet the requirement that all students matriculated into entry level nurse anesthesia programs on January 1, 2022, and thereafter be enrolled in a doctoral program.