Become A CRNA

The miracle of anesthesia made pain-free surgery a reality. Nurse anesthetists, the first healthcare providers dedicated to the specialty of anesthesia, have their roots in the 1800s, when nurses first gave anesthesia to wounded soldiers on the battlefields of the Civil War. Today, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice registered nurses with graduate level education who enjoy a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. CRNAs provide anesthetics to patients in every practice setting, and for every type of surgery or procedure. They are the sole anesthesia providers in nearly all rural hospitals, and the main provider of anesthesia to the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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AANA Mid-Year Assembly

April 6th – 10th, 2019

Are you prepared to advocate effectively on Capitol Hill for protecting and advancing nurse anesthesia practice? At the AANA Mid-Year Assembly (MYA), you’ll gain professional advocacy skills and healthcare policy understanding that promotes leadership at the national level and in professional practice.


2019 District 2 Cherry blossom meeting

Please join us for the 2019 Annual Cherry Blossom Meeting presented jointly by VANA District 2 and DCANA on Saturday, May 4, 2019. This is a half-day conference including breakfast and lunch. An application for 4 Class A CE credits for this meeting is in process. For more information and to register click below!

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AANA Annual Congress

August 9-13, 2019 | Chicago, IL

Join thousands of your peers at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to experience the largest networking and education event in nurse anesthesia. AANA 2019 Annual Congress will refresh your passion for your profession with unparalleled opportunities to engage, unite, and evolve!


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