Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
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COA Recruiting Onsite Reviewers

The COA is seeking qualified practitioner onsite reviewers to conduct visits to educational programs to assess programs' compliance with the COA’s Standards for Accreditation.
Practitioners
Individuals spending 40% or more of their time in the practice of anesthesia (actual administration of anesthesia, clinical supervision/instruction of students, related clinical activities).  Please refer to Onsite Reviewer Survey below.

Applicant Criteria
  1. Master’s degree or higher from institution of higher education accredited by nationally recognized accrediting agency
  2. CRNAs: current certification/recertification and current AANA membership
  3. Anesthesiologists: current certification by American Board of Anesthesiologists or its equivalent and current membership in a professional anesthesia organization
  4. Active involvement and evidence of support of nurse anesthesia education and practice within last 3 years
  5. Participation in a successful COA accreditation process within your own program through self-evaluation and onsite review
  6. Knowledge of student application process for certification
  7. Evidence of support for policies and procedures of the COA
  8. Member of academic community with educational involvement
  9. Curriculum development experience
  10. Knowledge of professional accreditation or recognition agencies (e.g., Joint Commission; US Dept. of Education; CHEA)​
Eligibility Exclusions
  • CRNAs - current membership on:  Board of Directors of AANA, NBCRNA, or AANA Foundation; executive staff of AANA, NBCRNA, or AANA Foundation; COA Accreditation Appeal Panel
  • Anesthesiologists - current membership on:  Board of Directors of ASA or NBCRNA; executive staff of NBCRNA; accreditation or certification agencies for anesthesiology or related specialties
To apply, e-mail the information listed below to the COA by December 11, 2017,  with subject line:  OSR Application to accreditation@coa.us.com
  1. Letter of intent indicating:  rationale for wishing to serve as a team onsite reviewer; active involvement and evidence of support of nurse anesthesia education and practice within the last three years; involvement in a successful accreditation process within a nurse anesthesia program through self-evaluation and onsite review.
  2. Current curriculum vitae (resume).
  3. Official transcript directly from the institution of higher education from which your highest degree was received.
  4. At least one letter of recommendation from one of the following:  CEO of the COA, program director, consultant, or chair onsite reviewer.​
  5. Applicant for Onsite Reviewer Survey – click here
Only complete applications will be considered.