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Nurse Anesthesia Programs Awarding Master's and Doctoral Degrees for Entry into Practice

Nurse anesthesia programs continue to transition to awarding doctoral degrees. As of August 10, 2018, there are a total of 80 nurse anesthesia programs approved to offer entry-level doctoral degrees and 24 programs offering post-master’s doctoral completion degree programs for CRNAs. Forty-one programs remain to be approved to award doctoral degrees for entry into practice by the deadline of January 1, 2022. 


List of Accredited Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia

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"Promoting Excellence in Nurse Anesthesia Education for Over 40 Years"

The Development of a Common Clinical Assessment Tool for Clinical Evaluation in Nurse Anesthesia Education in the United States

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