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Accreditation Decisions - Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Notice of the following accreditation and related decisions is provided to the U.S. Department of Education by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) following accreditation meetings.  Only those programs reviewed at the actual Council meeting are listed.  Anyone interested in the accreditation status of all nurse anesthesia programs can find this information in the official List of Accredited Educational Programs.  The current issue of this publication also identifies programs with accredited CRNA completion degree programs.  Questions can be directed to the Council's office by contacting us at accreditation@coa.us.com or (847) 655-1160.
 

Effective June 3, 2016, unless otherwise indicated

Continued Accreditation – Approved

Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Chestnut Hill, MA
Public Disclosure Statement
The Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective June 3, 2016.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2026.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
Clarkson College Nurse Anesthesia Program, Omaha, NE
Public Disclosure Statement
The Clarkson College Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective June 3, 2016.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2026.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia, La Crosse, WI
Public Disclosure Statement
The Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective June 3, 2016.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2026.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
Lourdes University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program, Sylvania, Ohio
Public Disclosure Statement
The Lourdes University MSN Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued
accreditation for 10 years effective June 3, 2016.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2026.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
Otterbein University Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program, Westerville, Ohio
Public Disclosure Statement
The Otterbein University Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective June 3, 2016.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2026.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
Rhode Island College School of Nursing/St. Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, North Providence, R.I.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Rhode Island College School of Nursing/St. Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective June 3, 2016.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2026.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
The University of Akron Nurse Anesthesia Program, Akron, Ohio
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Akron Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 8 years effective June 3, 2016.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2024. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.  The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with a criterion in the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs related to Resources (Standard II).
 

Distance Education Offerings – Approved 

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, PA
 
 

Distance Education Offerings – Decision Deferred

University of Maryland School of Nursing Graduate Programs Nurse Anesthesia, Baltimore, MD

 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved

Department of Nurse Anesthesia Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Samford University, Birmingham, AL
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Florida International University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Anesthesiology Nursing Program, Miami, FL
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 
Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses Program, Charleston, SC
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
 
Mount Marty College Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology, Sioux Falls, SD
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
 
Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Richmond, VA
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
 
York College of Pennsylvania/WellSpan Health Nurse Anesthetist Program, York, PA
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Graduate Degrees for CRNAs - Approved

Mount Marty College Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology, Sioux Falls, SD
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, PA
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

 

Effective January 22, 2016, unless otherwise indicated

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

 
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies Nurse Anesthesia Program, Miami, FL (effective December 21, 2015) 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Approved

 
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, PA
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Pittsburgh, PA (effective December 23, 2015)
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice 
 

Major Programmatic Change - Approved

 
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Nurse Anesthesia Program, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Inactive admissions process for 2016-2017 academic year. 

 

Effective October 16, 2015

Initial Accreditation – Approved

Antillean Adventist University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Mayaguez, P.R.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Antillean Adventist University Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective October 16, 2015.  The program was found in compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation 5 years following the start of the program’s first class of students.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 

Continued Accreditation – Approved

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Nurse Anesthesia Program, St. Louis, Mo.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 16, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia/DePaul University, Evanston, Ill.
Public Disclosure Statement
The NorthShore University HealthSystem School of Nurse Anesthesia/DePaul University was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 16, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesiology, Detroit, Mich.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesiology was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 16, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, Pa.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 16, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
 
Wake Forest Baptist Health/Wake Forest School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Wake Forest Baptist Health/Wake Forest School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 16, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.
Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, New Haven, Conn.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 16, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.


Distance Education Offerings – Approved

Allegheny School of Anesthesia, Pittsburgh, Pa,
Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Glendale, Ariz. (effective August 20, 2015)
Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, Pa.
 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved

Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, Pa.
Degree Type Conferred - Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, Pa.
Degree Type Conferred - Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Graduate Degrees for CRNAs – Approved

Allegheny School of Anesthesia, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Degree Type Conferred - Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Glendale, Ariz. (effective August 20, 2015)
Degree Type Conferred - Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

 

Effective May 29, 2015, unless otherwise indicated

Continued Accreditation - Approved

Allegheny School of Anesthesia, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Allegheny School of Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 29, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

Department of Nurse Anesthesia Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Department of Nurse Anesthesia Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Samford University was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 29, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.


Geisinger Health System/Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthesia Program, Danville, Pa.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Geisinger Health System/Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 29, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico Master of Science in Anesthesia, Arecibo, P.R.
Public Disclosure Statement
The InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico Master of Science in Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 6 years effective May 29, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  The program’s history of partial and/or noncompliance with the Standards was considered in the COA’s decision to grant six (6) years’ continued accreditation.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2021.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, St. Louis Park, Minn.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Minneapolis School of Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 29, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

Rush University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Chicago, Ill.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Rush University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 29, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Nurse Anesthesia Program, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Public Disclosure Statement
The SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 2 years effective May 29, 2015.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2017.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.  The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with criteria in the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs related to Governance (Standard I), Resources (Standard II), Program of Study (Standard III), and Program Effectiveness (Standard IV).

Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia, Kansas City, Mo.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Truman Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 29, 2015.  The program was found in full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2025.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information, changes in the activities of the program, or changes needed in the accreditation review schedule.

 

Distance Education Offerings – Decision Deferred

Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, Pa.

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred

Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Philadelphia, Pa.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice