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2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Anesthesia

Department Chair: Alescia L. DeVasher Bethea

Faculty: Manuel Tolosa, Steven Fowler, Sarah Snell

Mission Statement

In congruence with, and in addition to, the stated mission of Adventist University of Health Sciences, the mission of the Nurse Anesthesia Program is to:

  • Prepare graduates for nursing anesthesia practice in culturally diverse populations in a variety of practice settings.
  • Maintain a quality program which meets accreditation standards.
  • Prepare graduates to attain certification in nurse anesthesia.
  • Promote professional socialization.
  • Help graduates integrate research findings into their practice.
  • Develop leaders who will practice healthcare as ministry.
  • Provide a foundation for doctoral study.

Licensure and Accreditation

Adventist University of Health Sciences is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (see the General Information  section of the Academic Catalog).

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 South Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068; phone: (847) 655-1160. The COA website is: The program’s next review by the COA is scheduled for Spring 2020. The COA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.