COA Recruiting Educator Practitioner Onsite Reviewers

The COA is seeking qualified educator practitioner onsite reviewers to conduct visits to educational programs to assess programs’ compliance with the COA’s Standards for Accreditation. Practitioners Individuals spending 40% or greater of their time in the practice of anesthesia (actual administration of anesthesia, clinical supervision/instruction of students, related clinical activities).  Please refer to Onsite Reviewer […]

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In Memoriam: Phil Mangahas, DNP, MS, CRNA

Phil Mangahas passed away on August 22, 2022.  A CRNA for 43 years, he was a clinician at Detroit Receiving Hospital/Detroit Medical Center and an assistant professor at the Wayne State University nurse anesthesia program.  Phil served the COA for 32 years as an onsite reviewer, beginning in 1990.  He conducted numerous onsite visits and […]

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COA Office Relocation

The COA has moved.  Please note the new address and phone number below.  Also note that the COA website and email address have not changed. New address and phone: 10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906 Rosemont, IL  60018-5603 224-275-9130 As previously communicated the reasons for the relocation include: 1) to support the COA’s strategic plan […]

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COA Releases Crosswalk to Revised AACN Essentials

The COA has performed a crosswalk of the Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs – Practice Doctorate to the 2021 AACN Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education. Please find a copy of the crosswalk document here. Programs are encouraged to meet the revised AACN Essentials and complete the crosswalk; however, this is not […]

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