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Clinical rotations begin the second semester and advance throughout the program. The primary clinical site is Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, a 1,131-bed level-one trauma center in Royal Oak, Michigan. In 2004, the hospital completed a major expansion project, and became the first Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence in Michigan. In 2009, Beaumont, Royal Oak announced the formation of Beaumont Children's Hospital and most recently, in 2020, the hospital performed more 16, 484 inpatient and 32,308 outpatient surgeries.

The clinical education at Beaumont offers 14 surgical specialties including cardiovascular, pediatric, thoracic and vascular surgery. The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs requires a minimum of 650 cases for all students matriculating into an accredited program on or after January 1, 2022. Students from the Oakland University - Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia class of 2021 had an average of 1, 044 cases at graduation. In addition to the Royal Oak campus, the Program also has access to the Beaumont hospitals in Troy, Grosse Pointe, Farmington Hills and more than 30 affiliate sites. Students at distance campuses can connect to the classroom on Royal Oak, Beaumont’s campus via video conferencing equipment. Distance campuses are located in Kalamazoo, Marquette and Petoskey, MI. The program also enrolls a Toledo, Ohio cohort. These students attend class at the Royal Oak campus, but the majority of the clinical rotations are done in Toledo, Ohio.


Accreditation

The Oakland University - Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs (COA) since its inception in 1991. In 2012, the program was awarded the maximum accreditation of 10 years by the COA.  The program's next review by the COA is scheduled for March 2022.

Visit the http://coacrna.org website.
Contact the COA directly at 847-655-1160 or via 222 S. Prospect Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001.

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.


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