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 18-22, 2020 | Washington, DC

Be the voice of the CRNA. Join your CRNA colleagues in the nation’s capital for the most productive and exciting meeting of the year. Learn about the healthcare policies impacting nurse anesthesia, and develop the skills needed to advocate for your profession in meetings with your federal legislators. Be the Voice of the CRNA! Earn 12 Class A CE Credits.


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