The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) accredits the Doctor of Nursing Practice-Anesthesia in TCU’s School of Nurse Anesthesia. The COA (222 South Prospect Avenue, Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4010, telephone number: 847-692-7050) http://home.coa.us.com , is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the United States Department of Education (DOE). Initial accreditation was received on June 5, 2003 and was re-affirmed October 2006 for ten years
The Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accredits Texas Christian University.
The Standards for Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs endorsed by the COA is merely a guideline for TCU to follow. They are not a contract between any members of the TCU School of Nurse Anesthesia and should not be construed to give rise to any liability of TCU to any student enrolled in the School of Nurse Anesthesia. The school, the parent institution, or the clinical affiliates will not distort or misrepresent the school’s accreditation status.
The name of the school, recognized by the COA, is TCU School of Nurse Anesthesia (SNA). In recognition of the position that clinical sites hold in the school, Primary Clinical Sites may refer to their affiliation with the school or the University as TCU, School of Nurse Anesthesia/ Site Name , i.e. TCU / School of Nurse Anesthesia/Harris Methodist Fort Worth. No other name will be recognized or advertised by the school or its affiliates. The Director must approve any materials published by the affiliating institutions that refer to the school.