Category Archives: AANA Info

National CRNA Week is Jan. 21-27, 2024. Let’s celebrate!

Help recognize the transformative work of our industry. Since 2000, National CRNA Week has been an annual celebration of the more than 61,000 practicing CRNAs in the United States. From collaborating for transformative wins in healthcare policy to saving lives and advancing patient care, National CRNA Week gives the healthcare community and the greater public […]

Keep your U.S. Representative off harmful ASA Legislation

As we speak, the ASA is continuing to spread falsehoods on Capitol Hill – telling members of Congress that CRNAs are dangerous for patients and claiming that we are attempting to remove all physician anesthesiologists from the VA. Unfortunately, their tactics have paid off for them in 40 Congressional districts. Fortunately, your Representative is not […]

Ask your Senators to cosponsor the “ICAN Act” today!

Today, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) introduced the “Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act” in the U.S. Senate. This legislation will make a real difference for our patients by eliminating many of the barriers to the use of the highest-quality healthcare services provided by advanced practice registered nurses, including CRNAs. Ask […]

CRNAdvocacy Alert: Oppose Senate legislation harming veterans’ access to anesthesia care

Thank you to the nearly 3,000 AANA members who contacted your U.S. Representative in opposition to the ironically named the “Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023,” which was introduced in the U.S. House last month. Unfortunately, this bill was just introduced in the U.S. Senate and it’s time to take action once again by asking […]

Fiscal Year 2024 AANA Board of Directors and Elected Committee Members Announced

Thank you to all the members who participated in this election and to all the candidates! Please take this brief survey to provide AANA with your feedback on the 2023 Election. President–elect Janet Setnor, MSN, CRNA, Col. (Ret), USAFR, NC – Virginia Vice President Jeffrey Molter, MSN, MBA, CRNA – Ohio Treasurer Erik Rauch, DNP, MBA, CRNA, […]

Oppose legislation harming veterans access to anesthesia care

Yesterday, during the ASA’s annual legislative conference, Representatives David Scott (D-GA), Mike Turner (R-OH), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) introduced a bill ironically named the “Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023” (H.R. 3347).  This self-serving legislation puts physician anesthesiologists’ egos ahead of veterans’ access to care and demonstrates once again […]

Special Business Meeting

The AANA Board of Directors has authorized an interactive hybrid meeting for the Aug. 19, 2023, AANA Business Meeting (BUSM). This will allow full participation in the meeting by eligible voting members both in the business meeting room and participating online. Because current BUSM Standing Rules do not support a hybrid business meeting format, the […]

In Memoriam: Col. Herb Watson, MEd, CRNA (1928-2023)

Col. Herb Watson, MEd, CRNA, a legend in nurse anesthesiology education, died on March 7, 2023, at the age of 94. Watson was a past chair of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Nurse Anesthesia and helped set the foundations for nurse anesthesiology education in the U.S. Among his many accomplishments, he received AANA’s Helen Lamb […]