Nurse Anesthesia Certification/Licensure
Licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is regulated by individual states and is overseen by State Boards of Nursing. All 50 states require graduation from a COA accredited program and a passing score on the National Certification Exam (NCE) to obtain licensure and practice as a CRNA. The NCE is administered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Further information regarding the NCE can be obtained at https://www.nbcrna.com/initial-certification. The South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program (NAP) is a COA accredited program which aims to prepare graduates to sit for the NCE; however, graduation from the DNP NAP does not guarantee a passing score on the NCE. Some states have unique licensure requirements; these unique requirements are not associated with preparation in the South College DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program and must be met by the graduate. Information on individual state licensing requirements may be obtained at https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm.