Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
"Supporting Quality Assessment and Improvement in Nurse Anesthesia Education"
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Openings for New COA Directors

The COA is seeking nominations for 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 Public Representative is three years, beginning Fall 2017 through Fall 2020.  The individual then would be eligible to be considered for reappointment to a second term.

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 May 8, 2017, with the position title as the subject line to  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.