Celebrating CRNA’s

The Role & Value of CRNA’s

CRNAs play an integral role in our healthcare system. They are the most cost-effective anesthesia providers with an exceptional safety record.
CRNAs plan and deliver personal care, at a low cost, with a high degree of autonomy and practice in every setting where anesthesia is delivered.
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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 2024 mid-Year Assembly

April 20 – 24:  It takes grit to drive positive change in U.S. healthcare — and that’s why CRNAs are ALL IN. Join your community of proud anesthesia experts in Washington, D.C., or online as we demonstrate our elevated advocacy skills on Capitol Hill. You’ll leave MYA 2024 with influential new connections, strategies to use back home, and a reinvigorated passion for our profession.

Drive change and be inspired at nurse anesthesiology’s largest advocacy event!

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AANA Annual congress 2024

Thank you for another great annual congress! Join us in San Diego in 2024 for nurse anesthesia’s largest educational event. Refresh your passion for your profession at #AANA2024. Click below to sign up for updates.

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The assembly of didactic and clinical educators (ADCE) 2024

Join us on February 15-18, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. The Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators (ADCE) is the premier educator-to-educator event for nurse anesthetists and nurse anesthesiologists. 


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