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 a CRNA Educator Director.  Candidates must be available to attend 3-day COA meetings, typically held in January, May and October.  The elected candidate will complete the remaining term of a current vacancy, i.e., Spring 2016 through Fall 2018, and then be eligible to be considered for reelection for an additional three-year term.  Please note the COA’s Spring 2016 meeting will be held June 1-3, 2016. Click here for more information.

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Transitioning to the Doctoral Degree Workshop at Assembly of School Faculty


 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

"Promoting Excellence in Nurse Anesthesia Education for Over 40 Years"


 Call for Comments


The COA is seeking feedback from its communities of interest regarding proposed revisions to its "Certification Examination" policy as well as the newly-developed "Programs’ Transitions to the Doctoral Level" policy. To review these documents and provide comments on the revisions, click here.




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.