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

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) is seeking nominations for two openings.  Candidates must be available to attend 3-day COA meetings, typically held in January, May and October.  Click here for more information
 
 

Now Available - Guidelines for Counting Clinical Experiences

At the October COA meeting the COA approved the Guidelines for Counting Clinical Experiences for distribution. The guidelines are the result of the work of the COA’s Guidelines for Counting Clinical Experiences Special Interest Group (GCCESIG). A special thank you to the GCCESIG members: Chair James Walker, CRNA, DNP, FNAP, FAAN; Kathleen Cook, CRNA, DNP; Mary Marienau, CRNA, PhD; and Ryan Stagemeyer, RN, BSN. The guidelines provide an authoritative reference for all nurse anesthesia students, program administrators and CRNAs advising student nurse anesthetists about the recording of clinical experiences. Click here for more information

 

 Crosswalk

 

Now Available: Crosswalk between COA Practice Doctoral Standards and AANA Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
 

As part of the development of the Practice Doctoral Standards, the standards were crosswalked with the AANA Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice to demonstrate that all elements of the scope are included in the curriculum. 
 
Click here to view the crosswalk.
 

 AANA Membership

 

​The COA will continue to post documents in the "Members' Only" section of the AANA website.

On this site you will find information regarding Council Meeting Dates, Accreditation Decisions, Upcoming Workshops and Training Sessions and Contract Information.

 For copies of the Accreditation Policies and Procedures, Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs or the Program Director's Update,  please visit the Members' Section of the AANA website at http://aana.com.

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 Call for Comments

 
The COA is seeking feedback from its communities of interest regarding proposed revisions to its "Eligibility for Accreditation" policy. To review these documents and provide comments on the revisions click here.