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AANA Joins Patient Safety Movement Foundation in Celebrating World Patient Safety Day Sept. 17

This World Patient Safety Day, Sept. 17, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) joins the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) in celebrating healthcare safety and raising global awareness.
16-Sep-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Survey Results Detail Signs of Improving Conditions for CRNAs

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) discovered in a new survey that employment opportunities for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) during the COVID-19 public health crisis is improving.
12-Aug-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Darolyn Milburn Honored as 2020 Star Nurse by The Washington Post

The Washington Post recently selected Darolyn Milburn, MSN, CRNA, as a 2020 Star NurseTM. Milburn, a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Johns Hopkins Hospital in...
12-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AANA Supports Improvements to Rural Health Access

To provide high-quality, value-based healthcare for millions of patients living in the nation’s rural communities, the White House issued an executive order on Aug. 3 that calls on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to report on...
6-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Oklahoma Opts Out of Physician Supervision of CRNAs

Oklahoma is now the 19th state to opt out from federal regulations that require physician supervision of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The governors of 18 states and Guam have exercised such exemptions prior to the Centers for...
4-Aug-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ladan Eshkevari Honored as 2020 Star Nurse by The Washington Post

The Washington Post recently selected Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, CRNA, LAc., FAAN, as a 2020 Star NurseTM. Eshkevari, a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), is an associate professor at the Georgetown University Medical...
22-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AANA Supports CMS Action to Cut Red Tape for Providers

Leaders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) are encouraged by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement on the creation of the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics in an effort to “cut red...
24-Jun-2020 6:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AANA Partners with 47 Nursing Organizations to Remove Practice Barriers in the VA

In a letter today, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) partnered with 47 national nursing organizations to request support for the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Directive 1899 to permanently remove barriers and allow Certified...
19-May-2020 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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AANA advances patient safety, practice excellence, and its members’ profession.

Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide. The AANA promulgates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. The AANA Foundation supports the profession by awarding education and research grants to students, faculty and practicing CRNAs. Roughly 90 percent of the nation's nurse anesthetists are members of the AANA.

The AANA developed and implemented a certification program in 1945 and instituted a recertification program in 1978. It established a mechanism for accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs in 1952, which has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1955. In 1975, the AANA was a leader among professional organizations in the United States by forming autonomous multidisciplinary councils with public representation for performing the profession's certification, accreditation, and public interest functions. Today, the CRNA credential is well recognized as an indicator of quality and competence.

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