Accreditation, Mission, Educational Philosophy


The Oakland University - Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program has been fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA) since its inception in 1991 and was re-accredited at the end of 2012 for an additional 10-years. This 10-year re-accreditation is the highest level extended to a program and lends an element of prestige to the OU-Beaumont program. The program is also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Council of Graduate Schools in the US, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools, and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Beaumont Health Systems is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.


The mission of the Oakland University - Beaumont Nurse Anesthesia Program is to provide the highest quality graduate educational program that prepares CRNA exemplars in clinical practice, education, research and leadership.

Educational Philosophy

The Faculty of the Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia believe that nurse anesthesia students bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences with them thus providing a unique lens from which they view their rich educational  experiences. We believe students possess natural intellectual curiosity, are highly motivated, and have a desire for self-direction and life-long learning.