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Patients in Massachusetts Now have Greater Access to High-Quality Care from CRNAs

A new law signed Jan. 1 by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker lifts certain supervision requirements on advance practice registered nurses, providing patients across the state with greater access to high-quality care.
5-Jan-2021 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

AANA Board of Directors Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Position Statement

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Board of Directors approved a position statement recommending that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists educate themselves to make an...
22-Dec-2020 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

AANA Applauds Passage of Surprise Billing Legislation That Helps Ensure Patient Access to Care

The U.S. Congress passed a year-end agreement on Dec. 21 that includes a fix to the issue of surprise medical billing. Known as the “No Surprises Act,” the agreement helps prevent patients from receiving surprise medical bills and establishes a...
22-Dec-2020 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Backs Medicare Rule Expanding Seniors’ Access to Diagnostic Testing

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) backs the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decision to permanently allow Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to supervise diagnostic tests—a decision that will ensure...
7-Dec-2020 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

AANA Commends CDC on Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Healthcare Personnel

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) commends the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC's) team of advisors on prioritizing frontline healthcare personnel and residents of long-term facilities for the first phase...
4-Dec-2020 2:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Urges HHS to Permanently Remove Barriers to CRNA Practice

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make a waiver that suspends physician supervision requirements of nurse...
2-Dec-2020 3:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

AANA Joins Rural Health Action Alliance

With COVID-19 infections surging in rural America, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) joined several other healthcare organizations to bring equitable access to care in rural America and bridge the rural divide. The Rural Health...
19-Nov-2020 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Calls on President-Elect to Consider Nurses for Leadership Positions

Leaders of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) are encouraging the president-elect to appoint nurses to lead government agencies in an effort to move our nation forward during the COVID-19 pandemic
16-Nov-2020 6:20 PM EST 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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