Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
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Openings for New COA Directors

The COA is seeking nominations for two CRNA Educator directors, one CRNA Practitioner director, and one Public Representative. Candidates must be available to attend 3-day COA meetings, typically held in January, May and October.  The term of office for the CRNA Educators and Public Representative is three years, beginning Fall 2017 through Fall 2020.  The individuals then would be eligible to be considered for reappointment to a second term. The CRNA Practitioner will complete the remaining term of the upcoming vacancy, i.e., Fall 2017 through Fall 2018, and then would be eligible to be considered for reappointment to a full term of three years.

CRNA Educator – Criteria:

  • Holds one or more graduate degrees from an institution or institutions of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting agency.
  • Holds certification or recertification as a nurse anesthetist. olds certification or recertification as a nurse anesthetist.
  • Has current experience as an educator and/or administrator in a nurse anesthesia education program.
  • Successfully completed the Council’s accreditation process through self-evaluation and onsite review.
  • Is actively involved in the profession, as evidenced by activities such as:
    • Attendance at the Assembly of School Faculty.
    • Attendance at professional nurse anesthesia meetings.
    • Completion of professional anesthesia continuing education offerings.
    • Election or appointment to a position in professional nurse anesthesia organizations.

 CRNA Practitioner – Criteria:

  • Holds one or more graduate degrees from an institution or institutions of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting agency.
  • Holds certification or recertification as a nurse anesthetist.
  • Has current experience as a CRNA practitioner.
  • Is actively involved in the profession, as evidenced by activities such as:s actively involved in the profession, as evidenced by activities such as: 
    • Attendance at professional nurse anesthesia meetings.
    • Completion of professional anesthesia continuing education offerings.
    • Election or appointment to a position in professional nurse anesthesia organizations. 

Public Representative - Criteria

  • Holds one or more graduate degrees from an institution or institutions of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting agency.
  • Is able to represent the consumer's perspective and to act as an advocate for the public's interest within the context of Council activities. 
  • Demonstrates active involvement in his/her chosen profession and/or community service. 
  • Demonstrates no close association with any healthcare field.
    Is not:
    • An employee, member of the governing board, owner, shareholder, or consultant to any of the schools or programs that the COA reviews.
    • A member of any association or organization related to or associated with the COA.
    • A spouse, parent, child, or sibling of any of the individuals described above.
 
To apply, e-mail the following by April 17, 2017, with the position title as the subject line to accreditation@coa.us.com.  Only complete applications will be considered.  Elections will be held at the COA’s May 2017 meeting.
  • Signed Letter of Intent to Serve, including Statement about Previous Experiences with Accreditation 
  • Signed Letter of Recommendation 
  • Up-to-Date Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Biographical Form – available here
 Only complete applications will be considered.