Nurse Anesthesia


The Nurse Anesthetist is an advanced practice nurse who provides nursing care specific to anesthetic requirements across the life span in a variety of practice settings. 



The Baptist Health Madisonville/Murray State University Program of Anesthesia has received full accreditation status from the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA)

222 S. Prospect Avenue

Park Ridge, Ill. 60068-4001

Main Number: 847-655-1160

Fax: 847-692-7137


Certification pass rate:

As of 2010, the COA’s documented pass rate for the program is 89%. Statistics for the 2011 graduating class are not available.  

Employment rate:

Within 6 months of successful completion of the certification exam, 99.7% of graduates were employed in nurse anesthesia positions. Below is a diagram which demonstrates the practice sites for former graduates. 



Attrition rate average over the past 5 years has been 5.5% with the overwhelming majority of nurse anesthesia students graduating and finding employment as CRNA’s.