St. Joseph Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia (SJHSNA) program was founded by Associates in Anesthesia (AIA) and accredited in 1962. It was believed the need for formal education of nurse anesthetists was essential for the delivery of quality anesthesia care. In 1990, the program, through a university affiliation, gave the students the opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree. In 2013, AIA formed a partnership with the Rhode Island College School of Nursing to create a program, which offers a Master of Science in Nursing. To date, we have enrolled over 375 students into our program. Although many of our graduates practice as certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) in Rhode Island, we have graduates throughout the country.
SJHSNA is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222 South Prospect Avenue, Suite 304, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4010. Telephone (847) 692-7050. The program will be scheduled for its next consideration for continued accreditation in spring 2026.
For more information regarding application and admissions visit Rhode Island College School of Nursing or call us at (401) 456-3638.
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Updated on: 8/10/17