CRNA Advocacy Alert: Submit Recommendations to CMS for Supervision Removal

On your behalf, the AANA has been working tirelessly with the administration, agencies, and lawmakers to advance Executive Order #13890, “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.” As you know, the executive order would significantly advance the CRNA profession by eliminating burdensome Medicare requirements including physician supervision and licensure requirements that are more stringent […]

Student Mentoring Program

Mission To provide a positive, welcoming, motivational and educational experience to identified students interested in nurse anesthesia education as a profession who attend the Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators through mentoring by experienced CRNA educators. Objective of the Program The program will consist of a one-day mentoring experience for a select group of student […]

Executive Order on Protecting & Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors

CALL TO ACTION: YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED! Below is the beginning of the Change.org Petition Executive Order – Protect & Promote Nursing’s Role in Providing Care for Patients. Dear President Trump, Thank you for fighting to protect, promote, and provide healthcare to our nation. As health care spending continues to rise, Americans are not receiving the […]

About AANA Peer Assistance

Below is information on an important program provided by AANA.  AANA Peer Assistance is support for CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists for all aspects related to drugs/alcohol impairment, suspicion of drug diversion, substance use disorder (SUD), adverse event support, and questions related to fitness for duty. August 2019 – TopMedTalk Podcast: AANA 2019, Substance […]

Important Update: Oregon Governor Signs Two Bills Removing Practice Barriers for CRNAs

Oregon SB 128 has been enacted. This bill allows the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging to issue a permit to APRNs (including CRNAs) to supervise fluoroscopy. The Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists introduced this bill to create a path for CRNAs to supervise fluoroscopy. OR SB 136 has been enacted. This bill expands CRNA prescriptive […]

AANA Thrive

CRNAs, like most healthcare professionals, face multiple challenges and opportunities during their career: Transitioning from student to CRNA, career changes, coping with job loss when it is not your choice, and approaching retirement age. These resources can help you THRIVE not only professionally, but personally as well. AANA Thrive is a new online Health & […]

CPC Assessment Options Added: Can Be Taken at Home or Testing Center

The NBCRNA recognizes the CRNA community’s desire for more flexibility and convenience in their path of continuing certification. The results of the NBCRNA’s recent CPC Assessment (CPCA) Beta Research Study and a nationwide benchmarking study also support choice and ease in the assessment process. The NBCRNA therefore announces that when the CPCA rolls out beginning […]