Revised June 24, 2020

Program Accreditation

Detroit Mercy Nurse Anesthesia 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 Nurse Anesthesia graduating class (December 2019):

  • the attrition rate was 5%. The average attrition rate for the last 5 years (2015-2019) is 8.2% per class, from enrollment through graduation.
  • the employment rate was 100% within 6 months of graduation, and
  • the National Certification Examination pass rate was 90% on first attempt. The  national first attempt pass rate (2019) was 84.3%. The first attempt pass rate (1989-2019) is 90% for UDM, compared to a national average of 88.7%.

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 has been approved by COA to award the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia degree to students who first enroll in August 2019 (and thereafter). Further information regarding this transition may be obtained by contacting the program at 313-993-2454.

Department of Education Reciprocity Statement

Successful completion of the McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) graduate APRN nursing program qualifies the graduate to take the appropriate national certification examination for their specialty. For Nurse Anesthesia graduates, the National Certification Examination is administered by NBCRNA. Passing this examination is accepted nationally as part of entry-level credentials. Graduates who plan to practice in Michigan may find more information on licensure at Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, phone 517-241-0199, or email

The University of Detroit Mercy has not made a determination of whether the nursing curriculum meets the educational requirements in any State other than Michigan. Students are urged to contact the specific board of nursing in the state in which they intend to practice in order to ensure they are in full compliance with the education, practice and certification requirements. It is the responsibility of all applicants applying for admission in an online graduate nursing program to confirm if the program meets specific licensure requirements in the applicant’s state of residence. Applicants may contact the applicable licensing board.