Standards Approved at January COA Meeting
At the January COA meeting the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs: Practice Doctorate (PDS) and revisions to the 2004 Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs were approved. This followed a year of programs using the PDS on a trial basis. The PDS will be used by programs transitioning to award doctoral degrees for entry into practice and post-master’s doctoral degrees for CRNAs. Students accepted into a nurse anesthesia program on January 1, 2022, and thereafter must graduate with doctoral degrees.
The COA would like to express its appreciation to the Standard Revision Task Force members for their work in developing and revising the draft standards and the NBCRNA for its financial assistance in support of the major revision of the Standards.
Call for Comments on Revisions to the Standards
The COA is seeking feedback from its communities of interest regarding proposed revisions to the 2004 Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs and Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs - Practice Doctorate (PDS). To review these documents and provide comments on the revisions click here.