Accreditation & Outcomes

 

Accreditation

Logo for the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)The Medical University of South Carolina Anesthesia for Nurses Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068; 847-655-1160. The program was awarded a full 10-year accreditation in June 2020. Additional information regarding the COA.

MUSC is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Program Outcome Data

DNAP – Post Baccalaureate Program Outcome Data

  Pass Rate First time Past Rate Overall  Pass Rate National Attrition Employment
 2010  97%  100%  89.10%  10.70%  100%
 2011  96%  100%  88.50%  3.00%  100%
 2012  92%  100%  88.40%  3.70%  100%
 2013  86%  96%  87.80%  0%  100%
 2014  85%  100%  85.00%  7.00%  100%
 2015  86%  100%  84.50%  0%  100%
 2016  77%  100%  82.60%  11.50%  100%
 2017  90%  100%  84.30%  6.00%  100%
 2018  93%  100% 84.4%  3.50%  100%
 2020  81% 96% 85.2%  0%  96%
 2021  TBD  TBD  TBD  3.7%  100%
 Average  89%  99.50%  86.30%  5.00%  100%

Licensure & Certification Requirements

Whereas accreditation applies to educational programs, licensure and certification applies to individuals. Our program prepares students for and makes them eligible to take the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) National Certification Exam. Passing the NCE is required for employment as a CRNA and may also be required by each state to obtain licensure. Information regarding each state’s nurse practice act and regulatory requirements may be found on the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology website.

You can find additional requirements for practicing nurse anesthesia in each state on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website.