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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 May 30, 2018, unless otherwise indicated

Continued Accreditation – Approved

Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia, Charleston, W.Va. 
Public Disclosure Statement 
The Charleston Area Medical Center School of Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued 
accreditation for 4 years effective May 30, 2018. Given this action, the program will be scheduled 
for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Spring 2022. 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 the
Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Conducting Institution
(Standard A) and Graduate Standards (Standard D). 

Rutgers School of Nursing Anesthesia Program, Newark, N.J. 
Public Disclosure Statement 
Rutgers School of Nursing Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2018. 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 2028. 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.

Initial Accreditation – Approved

Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia Program, Allentown, Pa.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective May 30, 2018. The program was found in 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 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.

Initial Accreditation – Decision Deferred

The University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tulsa, Okla.
Public Disclosure Statement
The initial accreditation decision for the University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program was deferred. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of initial accreditation in Fall 2018. The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of new or additional information or changes in the activities of the program. The program must submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Faculty (Standard B).

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

  • Cedar Crest College Nurse Anesthesia Program, Allentown, Pa.
  • Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program,
    Boston, Mass.
  • Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program Distance Education (Courses to Program),
    St. Louis, Mo. (effective March 13, 2018)
Distance Education Offerings – Deferred
  • ​The University of Tulsa Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tulsa, Okla.
Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Approved
  • East Carolina University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Greenville, N.C.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Loma Linda University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, Loma Linda, Calif.
    (effective March 13, 2018)
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Michigan State University Nurse Anesthesia Program, East Lansing, Mich.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program,
    Boston, Mass. 
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Otterbein University Ohio Health Grant Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program, Westerville, Ohio
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Texas Wesleyan University Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia, Fort Worth, Texas
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Webster University Nurse Anesthesia Program, St. Louis, Miss. (effective March 13, 2018)
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred
  • The University of Scranton Nurse Anesthesia Program, Scranton, Pa.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice 
  • National University Fresno Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fresno, Calif.
    Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Major Programmatic Change – Approved

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Madison, Tenn.
Proposal for optional dual enrollment in Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree completion program and Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship

Waiver of Graduate Degree – Approved

Barry University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Anesthesiology Programs, Hollywood, Fla.


Effective January 10,  2018, unless otherwise indicated

Initial Accreditation – Approved

Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program, Milwaukee, Wis.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Marquette University College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective January 10, 2018.  This decision recognizes that the program will provide a graduate level curriculum leading to the award of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The program will be scheduled for its next onsite visit in Spring 2023 followed by the Council’s review of the program for continued accreditation in Fall 2023.
 

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia, La Crosse, Wis. (effective January 19, 2018)
 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved

Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia, La Crosse, Wis. (effective January 19, 2018)
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia California State University Fullerton, Pasadena, Calif.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Major Programmatic Change – Approved

Franciscan Healthcare School of Anesthesia,  La Crosse, Wisc. (effective January 19, 2018)
Affiliation with Two Academic Affiliates-University of Wisconsin La Crosse and Viterbo University
 
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia,  Pawtucket, R.I.
Change in conducting institution from Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) to Kent Hospital
 
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program, Camden, N.J.
Changes to credit distribution of the program with its academic affiliate, Drexel University
 
Texas Wesleyan University Graduate Programs of Nurse Anesthesia, Fort Worth, Texas
Restructuring of the program’s approved post-master’s Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree offering
Addition of a healthcare administration focus to the DNAP curriculum  
 

Voluntary Closure - Approved

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island School of Nurse Anesthesia, Pawtucket, R.I.
Closure effective November 1, 2019 (teach-out plan for program closure approved January 10, 2018).
 

 

Effective October 18, 2017, unless otherwise indicated

 

Continued Accreditation – Approved

 
University of Southern Mississippi Nurse Anesthesia Program, Hattiesburg, Miss.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Southern Mississippi Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 2 years effective October 18, 2017. Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of continued accreditation in Fall 2019. 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 submit a progress report documenting actions taken to come into full compliance with criteria in the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate related to Conducting Institution Standards (Standard A) and Graduate Standards (Standard D).
 

University of Maryland School of Nursing Graduate Programs Nurse Anesthesia, Baltimore, Md.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Maryland School of Nursing Graduate Programs Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 18, 2017. 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 Fall 2027. 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

  • Loma Linda University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, Loma Linda, Calif.
  • Mount Marty College Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology, Sioux Falls, S.D.
 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved  

Adventist University of Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia Program, Orlando, Fla. (effective October 5, 2017)
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Barry University Master of Science Program in Anesthesiology, Hollywood, Fla.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery/La Salle University School of Nursing
Norristown, Pa.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

The University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Master of Science in Anesthesia Program, Flint, Mich.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

University of South Florida College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tampa, Fla.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred

 
 Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia California State University Fullerton, Pasadena, Calif.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  

Major Programmatic Change – Approved

US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing, San Antonio, Texas
Change in academic affiliate from Northeastern University to Baylor University.
  
 

Effective May 17, 2017, unless otherwise indicated

 

Continued Accreditation – Approved

 
Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia California State University Fullerton Department of Nursing, Pasadena, Calif.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia California State University Fullerton Department of Nursing was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 17, 2017.  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 2027.  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.
 
Loma Linda University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, Loma Linda, Calif.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Loma Linda University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 17, 2017.  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 2027.  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.
 
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Madison, Tenn.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 17, 2017.  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 2027.  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.
 
National University Fresno Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fresno, Calif.
Public Disclosure Statement
The National University Fresno Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 17, 2017.  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 2027.  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.
 
St. Elizabeth Healthcare School for Nurse Anesthetists, Inc., Youngstown, Ohio
Public Disclosure Statement
The St. Elizabeth Healthcare School for Nurse Anesthetists, Inc., was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 17, 2017.  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 2027.  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.
 

Initial Accreditation - Approved

Emory University Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program, Atlanta, Ga.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Emory University Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective May 17, 2017.  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.
 
Marian University Nurse Anesthesia Program Leighton School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Indianapolis, Ind.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Marian University Nurse Anesthesia Program Leighton School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation June 3, 2016, contingent upon additional documentation.  Final approval granted effective May 9, 2017.  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.
 
University of Saint Francis Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Saint Francis Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective May 17, 2017.  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.
  

Initial Accreditation - Deferred

Marquette University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Milwaukee, Wisc. (decision effective May 18, 2017)
 

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

  • Emory University Doctor of Nursing Practice Nurse Anesthesia Program, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center/Gonzaga University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Spokane, Wash.
  • University of North Dakota Nurse Anesthesia Program, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • University of Saint Francis Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved

Augusta University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Augusta, Ga.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  
Crozer Chester Medical Center/Villanova University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Springfield, Pa.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 
Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Madison, Tenn.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  
Oakland University Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia, Royal Oak, Mich.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 
University of North Dakota Nurse Anesthesia Track, Grand Forks, N.D.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
  
Western Carolina Nurse Anesthesia Program, Asheville, N.C.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred

Barry University Master of Science Program in Anesthesiology, Hollywood, Fla.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice with Specialization in Anesthesiology
 
Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery/La Salle University School of Nursing, Norristown, Pa.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice
 
The University of Michigan-Flint/Hurley Medical Center Master of Science in Anesthesia Program, Flint, Mich.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  
Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
 

Effective January 20, 2017, unless otherwise indicated 

Initial Accreditation – Approved

Northern Kentucky University Nurse Anesthesia ProgramHighland Heights, Ky.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Northern Kentucky University Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective January 20, 2017.  The program was found in 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 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.
 

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

Northern Kentucky University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Highland Heights, Ky.
  

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Approved

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Nurse Anesthesia Specialty Track, MSN Program, Birmingham, Ala.
(effective January 12, 2017)
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice