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Revised June 21, 2018.

The University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesiology is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The program's next accreditation review by the COA is scheduled for October 2025.

COA Address:  222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL, 60068
Phone (847) 655-1160

For the last UDM Nurse Anesthesia graduating class (December 2017):

  • the attrition rate was 12%. The average attrition rate for the last 5 years (2013-2017) is 10.5% per class, from enrollment through graduation.
  • the employment rate was 100% within 6 months of graduation, and
  • the National Certification Examination pass rate was 100% (first attempt pass rate 80%). The national first attempt pass rate in 2017 was 82.6%. The first attempt pass rate (1989-2017) is 90.5% for UDM, compared to a national average of 89%.

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) requires that all students matriculating into a nurse anesthesia educational program on January 1, 2022 or thereafter be enrolled in a program approved by the COA to award a practice doctoral degree. The program plans to submit its application to the COA for approval to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia degree in August 2018. Pending approval by the COA, the program plans to enroll its first doctoral cohort of students in September 2019. Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at 313-993-2454.      

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