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ERIC Number: ED513995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Staff Report to the Senior Department Official on Recognition Compliance Issues. Recommendation Page: Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
US Department of Education
The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredits institutions and programs that prepare nurses to become practicing nurse anesthetists. Currently the agency accredits 105 programs located in 35 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including three single purpose freestanding institutions. The agency's accredited hospital-based programs and institutions participate in Title IV, HEA (Higher Education Act) programs and therefore the agency must meet the Secretary's separate and independent requirements or seek a wavier. Accredited programs also use the agency's recognition to participate in non-HEA programs that include the Department of Health and Human Services grants in advanced nurse education and eligibility to participate in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and in the U.S. Department of Defense programs. This paper presents the recommendations of the staff of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) concerning COA's petition for continued recognition.
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED)