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

The COA is seeking nominations for one CRNA Educator. Candidates must be available to attend 3-day COA meetings, typically held in January, May and October.  The term of office for the CRNA Educator is three years, beginning Fall 2018 through Fall 2021.  The individual then would be eligible to be considered for reappointment to a second term.

CRNA Educator- Criteria

  • Holds one or more graduate degrees from an institution or institutions of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting agency.
  • Holds certification or recertification as a nurse anesthetist. 
  • Has current experience as an educator and/or administrator in a nurse anesthesia education program. 
  • Successfully completed the Council’s accreditation process through self-evaluation and onsite review.
  • Is actively involved in the profession, as evidenced by activities such as:
    • Attendance at the Assembly of School Faculty.
    • Attendance at professional nurse anesthesia meetings.
    • Completion of professional anesthesia continuing education offerings.
    • Election or appointment to a position in professional nurse anesthesia organizations.

To apply, e-mail the following by March 19, 2018, with the position title as the subject line to complete applications will be considered.  Elections will be held at the COA’s Spring 2018 meeting.

  • Signed Letter of Intent to Serve, including Statement about Previous Experiences with Accreditation 
  • Signed Letter of Recommendation 
  • Up-to-Date Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
  • Biographical Form – available here
 Only complete applications will be considered.