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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 May 2014 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 January 21, 2015, unless otherwise indicated

Initial Accreditation Approved

Florida State University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Panama City, Fla.

Public Disclosure Statement
The Florida State University Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective January 21, 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.

The University of Arizona School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tucson, Ariz.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Arizona School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted initial accreditation effective January 21, 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.


Major Programmatic Change – Approved

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Nurse Anesthesia Program (effective May 30, 2014)

  • Change in academic affiliate – from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Name change from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Nurse Anesthesia Program to Wake Forest Baptist Health/Wake Forest School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program


Distance Education Offerings – Approved

Florida State University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Panama City, Fla.

The University of Arizona School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tucson, Ariz.


Distance Education Offerings – Decision Deferred

Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Glendale, Ariz.

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved

Old Dominion University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Virginia Beach, Va.
(effective October 17, 2014)
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Raleigh, N.C.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Master’s Program Nurse Anesthesia Major, Cincinnati, Ohio
(effective October 17, 2014)
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice


Graduate Degrees for CRNAs – Approved

Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Raleigh, N.C.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Graduate Degrees for CRNAs – Decision Deferred

Midwestern University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Glendale, Ariz.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Effective October 17, 2014, unless otherwise indicated

Initial Accreditation - Deferred

The University of Arizona School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tucson, AZ
Public Disclosure Statement
The continued accreditation decision for The University of Arizona School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was deferred.  Given this action, the program will be scheduled for its next consideration of initial accreditation in Spring 2015.  The COA may change this to an earlier time as a result of the program’s request.

Continued Accreditation – Approved

Old Dominion University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Norfolk, Va.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Old Dominion University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 17, 2014.  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 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.

Mount Marty College Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Mount Marty College Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 17, 2014.  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 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 University of Tennessee College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, Knoxville, Tenn.
Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Tennessee College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 17, 2014.  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 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.

Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich.
Public Disclosure Statement
The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective October 17, 2014.  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 i+n  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.

 Major Programmatic Change – Approved

Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, Mich.
Change in control – shared to sole authority

Major Programmatic Change – Decision Deferred

Cleveland Clinic Foundation / Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing / Case Western Reserve University School of Nurse Anesthesia, Cleveland, Ohio
Development of an innovative curriculum

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

  • Albany Medical College Nurse Anesthesiology Program, Albany, N.Y.
  • Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses Program, Charleston, S.C.
  • Quinnipiac University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Hamden, Conn.
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Nurse Anesthesia Program, North Chicago, Ill.
  • University of Southern California (USC) Program of Nurse Anesthesia Department of Anesthesiology
  • Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif.

Distance Education Offerings – Decision Deferred

The University of Arizona School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Tucson, Ariz.

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved

Missouri State University School of Anesthesia, Springfield, Mo.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Rutgers School of Nursing Anesthesia Program, Newark, N.J.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Master’s Program Nurse Anesthesia Major, Cincinatti, Ohio 
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/UNCG, Raleigh, N.C.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Graduate Degrees for CRNAs – Approved

Albany Medical College Nurse Anesthesiology Program, Albany, N.Y.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses Program, Charleston, S.C.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Missouri State University School of Anesthesia, Springfield, Mo.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Graduate Degrees for CRNAs – Decision Deferred

Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/UNCG, Raleigh, N.C.
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

 

Effective May 2014, unless otherwise indicated

Continued Accreditation -Approved

Arkansas State University College of Nursing and Health Professions School of Nursing, State University, AR

Public Disclosure Statement
The Arkansas State University College of Nursing and Health Professions School of Nursing was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2014.  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 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.


Baylor College of Medicine Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia, Houston, TX

 Public Disclosure Statement
The Baylor College of Medicine Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2014.  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 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.

Carolinas Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNCC, Charlotte, NC

Public Disclosure Statement
The Carolinas Medical Center Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNCC was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2014.  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 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.

Georgetown University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Washington, DC

Public Disclosure Statement
The Georgetown University School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2014.  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 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.

Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, Harrogate, TN


Public Disclosure Statement
The Lincoln Memorial University Caylor School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2014.  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 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.

Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program, Boston, MA

Public Disclosure Statement
The Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences School of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2014.  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 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.

Samuel Merritt University Program of Nurse Anesthesia, Oakland, CA

Public Disclosure Statement
The Samuel Merritt University Program of Nurse Anesthesia was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2014.  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 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 University of Michigan – Flint/Hurley Medical Center Master of Science in Anesthesia Program, Flint, MI

Public Disclosure Statement
The University of Michigan – Flint/Hurley Medical Center Master of Science in Anesthesia Program was granted continued accreditation for 10 years effective May 30, 2014.  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 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.

Continued Accreditation – Decision Deferred

Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Detroit, MI

Major Programmatic Change – Approved

Allegheny Valley Hospital/La Roche College School of Nurse Anesthesia, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Change in control – shared to sole authorityChange in the program's name from Allegheny Valley Hospital/La Roche College School of Nurse Anesthesia to Allegheny School of Anesthesia

Sacred Heart Medical Center/Gonzaga University Master of Anesthesiology Education Program, Spokane, WA

  •  Change in academic unit

  Yale New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, New Haven, CT

 

  • Change in ownership of the conducting institution from Anesthesia Associates of New Haven to Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Change in the program’s name from Hospital of St. Raphael School of Nurse Anesthesia to Yale New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia

 

 Major Programmatic Change – Decision Deferred

Cleveland Clinic Foundation / Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing / Case Western Reserve University School of Nurse Anesthesia, Cleveland, Ohio
Development of an innovative curriculum

 Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center / The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Nurse Anesthesia Program
Change in academic affiliate

Distance Education Offerings – Approved

Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, St. Louis Park, MN

Missouri State University School of Anesthesia, Springfield, MO

National University Fresno Nurse Anesthesia Program, Fresno, CA

Quinnipiac University Nurse Anesthesia Program, Hamden, CT

Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Raleigh, NC 

US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing, San Antonio, TX

Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, New Haven, CT

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice - Approved

Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nurse Anesthesia, Lincoln, NE (Effective May 23, 2014)

Degree Type Conferred- Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Sacred Heart Medical Center/Gonzaga University Master of Anesthesiology Education Program, Spokane, WA
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

University of North Florida Nurse Anesthetist Program, Jacksonville, FL
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Degree for Entry into Practice – Decision Deferred

Missouri State University School of Anesthesia, Springfield, MO
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Graduate Degrees for CRNAs – Decision Deferred

Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses Program, Charleston, SC
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Missouri State University School of Anesthesia, Springfield, MO
Degree Type Conferred – Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice