Accreditation

Revised Nov 13, 2019

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
Email accreditation@coacrna.org
Web http://coacrna.org

For the last UDM Nurse Anesthesia graduating class (December 2018):

  • the attrition rate was 5%. The average attrition rate for the last 5 years (2014-2018) is 11% per class, from enrollment through graduation.
  • the employment rate was 100% within 6 months of graduation, and
  • the National Certification Examination pass rate was 70.6% on first attempt (100% passed within 6 weeks of graduation). The most recent published national first attempt pass rate (2017) was 82.6%. The first attempt pass rate (1989-2018) is 90% 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 has been appproved 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.