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Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford

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Program Accreditation

Accreditation Status


Central Connecticut State University is regionally accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), formerly the New England Association Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford received initial accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) in August 2013. On October 25, 2018, we were awarded a full 10-year accreditation.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia
Educational Programs (COA)

222 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge IL  60068-4001

Tel: (847) 655-1160
Fax: (847) 728-8128
Email: accreditation@coacrna.org

Learn more online about The Council on Accreditation

Required Public Disclosures

Class of 2020:

  • National Certification Exam pass rate: 100%
  • Employment Status: 100%
  • Attrition: 0%

Class of 2021: 0% attrition
Class of 2022: 0% attrition
Class of 2023: 0% attrition

Applicant's Rights and Responsibilities

Applicant’s Rights

Applicant’s Responsibilities

Americans with Disabilities Act
The Program complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Applicants shall not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap or disability, or any other legally protected factor.

Technical Standards
Applicants must understand that to successfully progress through and graduate from the nurse anesthesia program they must be able to perform the essential functions, technical skills and/or tasks of a nurse anesthetist using the following abilities:

Communication Skills

Sensory Capabilities

Motor Capabilities

Cognitive

Behavioral

Criminal Background Checks, Drug Screening
Participation in clinical rotations is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical rotation sites require a drug, criminal, and/or child abuse background check prior to participation in the clinical rotation. Clinical rotation sites may deny a student’s participation in the clinical rotation because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance, which would result in delayed graduation or in the inability to graduate from the program. Drug and background checks will be done at the student’s expense.

Future Certification as a Nurse Anesthetist:
Applicants must be aware of the requirements of the National Board of Certification of Nurse Anesthetists (accessed from www.NBCRNA.com May 2010).

The RN applicant for CRNA certification must verify:

  1. That his or her license has never been revoked, restricted, suspended or limited by any state, has never been surrendered, and is not the subject of a pending action or investigation;
  2. That he or she does not currently suffer from a mental or physical condition which might interfere with the practice of nurse anesthesia;
  3. That he or she does not currently suffer from drug or alcohol addiction or abuse;
  4. That he or she has not been convicted of and is not currently under indictment for any felony;
  5. That, except for incidents occurring during the nurse anesthesia educational program which were thereafter satisfactorily resolved, he or she has not been the subject of any documented allegations of misconduct, incompetent practice, or unethical behavior;
  6. That he or she has never been the subject of disciplinary action, been placed on probation, suspended, or dismissed from a nurse anesthesia educational program for unethical behavior, questions of academic integrity or documented evidence of cheating.

If the candidate does not so certify, he or she must provide full documentation of the reasons therefore with sufficient specificity to allow the NBCRNA to evaluate the possible impact of the problem on the candidate’s current ability to take the NCE or practice nurse anesthesia and to resolve the issue to the NBCRNA’s satisfaction.

Applicants must also be aware that the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists may not allow applicants to become certified who have been:

  1. Found by a court of law to be mentally incompetent;
  2. Convicted of or pleading no contest to a felony that is in the view of the NBCRNA, related to the practice of nursing or nurse anesthesia;
  3. Dismissed from a nurse anesthesia program for cheating or violating honesty and integrity policies. task trainers, lecture halls, class rooms, lounge areas and a full cadaver lab.  CESI is one of only 20 centers that has been nationally recognized as a Center of Excellence by the Laerdal Corporation which made CESI a role model for other simulation centers nationwide.

Learn more about NAPH

Apply for the Nurse Anesthesia
Program of Hartford

For more information, please contact:

Tel: (860) 904-0320
Fax: (860) 461-0224
Email: naph@ccsu.edu
Website: ccsu.edu

Integrated Anesthesia Associates
Nurse Anesthesia Program of Hartford
Attn: Terri Williams, Program Director
100 Retreat Avenue, Suite 900
Hartford CT 06106

The Council of Accreditation (COA Contact Information

Council on Accreditation of Nurse
Anesthesia Educational Programs

222 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge IL 60068-4001

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