Educational programs administered by the Department of Nurse Anesthesia are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA; 222. S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL, 60068), (847) (692-7050).

The Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (MSNA) program received a 10-year accreditation in 2011. The Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) and combined degree MSNA-DNAP were approved by the COA in June, 2007. The entry to practice DNAP option was approved in June 2016. 

Performance Data

Attrition rate:  Dec. 2014 MSNA graduation class 5%; Dec. 2015 MSNA graduation class 20%; Dec. 2016 MSNA graduation class (to date) 8%
Employment rate of graduates within 6 months of degree completion: 100%
National Certification Examination pass rate: Dec. 2014 graduation class - 1st attempt 95%, overall 100%; Dec. 2015 graduation class - 1st attempt 91%, overall 100%