Add to Favorites Newsroom RSS Share
Park Ridge, IL USA

Our News on Newswise

Garry Brydges Begins Term as President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Incoming president of nurse anesthesia provider association outlines plans for his presidency, which include access to patient care, cost-effective healthcare, and research.
22-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AANA.IAS.png

Online Course Offers Business of Anesthesia Blueprint

First-ever anesthesia business course launched online for anesthesia providers.
18-Oct-2018 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Applauds Congress for Passage of Comprehensive Opioid Package

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) commends the U.S. Congress for its passage of a comprehensive, bipartisan package to support the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction in America.
4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anesthesia Providers Set Cannabis Abstinence Guidelines

In the past few decades, societal acceptance and legalization of marijuana have increased. Despite centuries of cannabis use for both recreational and medicinal purposes, scientific knowledge of marijuana is limited. In this changing environment,...
23-Sep-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Technology in Anesthesia Takes Center Stage at 85th Annual Congress

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other healthcare professionals will gather and discuss issues and solutions for enhanced recovery after surgery, access to quality anesthesia care, and technology’s role in healthcare, among...
23-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nurse Anesthetists Establish Diversity and Inclusion Lecture at 2018 Congress

The inaugural lecture on diversity and inclusion is named after the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ 1973-1974 President, Goldie D. Brangman, MEd, MBA, CRNA. Brangman is the first and only African-American President of the AANA and...
23-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AANA Applauds House Passage of Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act

The AANA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of H.R. 3635 - the Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act.
13-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HealthCom Media Tapped to Lead Nurse Anesthetist Association’s Media Sales

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has partnered with HealthCom Media (HCM), a leading information and content development company specializing in marketing and publishing solutions that complement traditional advertising programs.
27-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


see all news

Our YouTube Videos

About

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 more than 50,000 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. More than 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.

Contacts

Christopher Bettin
Senior Director, Strategic Communications
nursing

847-655-1143

Marlene McDowell
Assistant Director, Public Relations
nursing

847-655-1145

Cathy Hodson
Managing Editor, Digital Publications & Public Relations
nursing

847-655-1147

Karen Sutkus
Media Contact
nursing

Twitter

Chat now!