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AANA COVID-19 Resources

The AANA provides an excellent COVID-19 resource page for CRNAs here. We encourage our DC members to utilize the page and reach out with any questions. It provides an array of valuable information, including but not limited to: Clinical Practice Resources Resuming Elective, Non-Surgical Procedures Critical Care Resources COVID-19 Medicare Resources COVID-19 Well-Being State Advocacy […]

CMS Temporarily Suspends Physician Supervision Requirements For CRNAs

Breaking news! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for CRNAs! Only moments ago, CMS announced an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the pandemic and enabling YOU to practice at full scope. […]

COVID-19: VA/AANA Partnership Brings Employment Opportunities for CRNAs

The AANA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer employment opportunities for CRNAs while supporting our nation’s veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the VA Travel Nurse Corps program, the AANA and the VA have created opportunities for you to work at 157 facilities across the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) […]

A Historical Look at Men’s Involvement in Nursing and Leadership in GAPNA

Brett Morgan, DNP, CRNA, Senior Director of Education and Practice at the AANA, is one of the authors of an article that explores the historical role of men in nursing. The article, published in the journal Geriatric Nursing, takes a look at the contributions of men in nursing—including poet Walt Whitman, who volunteered as a […]

AANA Resources on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In light of the growing concern surrounding the worldwide spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the AANA has prepared practice resources to support CRNAs as they develop strategic steps for managing patients with expected or confirmed infection.* The following considerations are specific to the perioperative setting and summarize recommendations of national and international organizations including […]

We’re winning! State Legislators Supporting CRNA Practice

With state legislatures firmly in session, proposals to advance our profession are occurring at an unprecedented pace. Bills that remove physician supervision and other restrictions are advancing through committees and houses, thanks to state nurse anesthetist associations and CRNAs like you. Here’s a roundup of state legislation that has advanced through committees and houses: Virginia […]