Who We Are

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. Nearly 90 percent of the nation's nurse anesthetists are members of AANA. See also CRNA Fact SheetEducation of Nurse Anesthetists in the U.S and Our History Timeline.

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AANA Affiliates
Board of Directors

Board of Directors



Staff Directors

Staff Directors



The AANA Archives preserves the history of the AANA and the nurse anesthesia profession.

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Career Center


Considering a career with the AANA? Are you a CRNA seeking a new challenge?  Find your ideal position in our Career Center.

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Anesthesia and the Changing Healthcare Landscape

Infographic: Anesthesia and the Changing Healthcare Landscape

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CRNA Education and

Infographic: CRNA Education and Training

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CRNAs:  Ensuring Safe Anesthesia Care

Infographic: Ensuring Safe Anesthesia Care

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Infographic

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