Stories About CRNAs

The AANA Public Relations department is continuously working to share the stories of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and bringing CRNAs the national recognition they deserve. The work of CRNAs before and during the COVID-19 pandemic exemplifies the many hallmarks of nursing and nurse anesthesia, and points to why nurses are continuously rated the most honest, ethical profession. Below are the latest stories featuring the direct work of CRNAs on the frontlines of care.

Reflections on my AANA Mid-Year Assembly experience
April 2022

CRNA Celebrates 52-Year Career
April 2022

Against All Odds, CRNA Recovers from Traumatic Brain Injury
March 2022

Gould Appointed Vice Chair of AAN’s Diversity & Inclusivity Committee
February 2022

CRNA Ensures Comfort, Safety for Special Needs Patients’ Dental Procedures
February 2022

"It's Okay to Ask for Help": Coping with Stress and Burnout
December 2021

CRNAs Change Lives, Save Lives on Honduras Mission Trip
October 2021

Rural Virginia CRNAs Provide Access to Care Beyond the OR
October 2021

Military CRNAs say VA healthcare system should mimic military model
September 2021

"Run for Joy" to Honor Wake Forest Student’s Memory and Raise Mental Health Awareness
September 2021

Nurse Anesthetist Says Provider Discrimination by Insurance Limits Access to Pain Care
July 2021

CRNA Helps Facility Get Paid—with Help from the AANA
July 2021

Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program Makes an Impact
July 2021

The AirAngel Project: A Low-Cost 3D Video Laryngoscope System Created for Developing Countries, Medical Missions and Simulation Training
June 2021

Teaming Up to Save Lives: Ohio CRNA and Addiction Counselor Battle Opioid Epidemic
June 2021

Kentucky CRNA Works to Solve the Crisis of Preventable Maternal Deaths
June 2021

Pennsylvania CRNA Brings Innovation and Leadership to the OR
May 2021

CRNA Awarded Mrs. Congeniality Title at National Pageant
May 2021

CRNA Records Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic: "Our role as CRNAs changed with COVID"
May 2021

From War-torn Syria to Rural Alaska: CRNA Brings Care Wherever Needed
April 2021

“When patients feel supported … my job is well done”: CRNA Highlights Importance of Patient Connections
April 2021

Missouri CRNA Brings Leadership Beyond the OR
April 2021

With Practice Barriers Suspended, CRNAs Save Lives, Increase Access to Care during Pandemic
April 2021

University of Iowa to Bring Healthcare Simulation Education to Rural Providers
March 2021

CRNAs at Mayo Clinic Arizona Bring the OR to the ICU to Care for COVID Patients
March 2021

Stepping Forward to Serve: CRNAs Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
March 2021

‘A Voice for the Profession’: CRNA shares her experience running for office
March 2021

SRNA Brings Creative Response to Provider Pandemic Stress
February 2021

Florida CRNAs Lead the Way in State's Vaccination Efforts
February 2021

CRNA Week 2021: Looking Back on the Pandemic Year
January 2021

Rural Hospitals Depend on Nurse Anesthetists for Anesthesia Care
January 2021

Nurse Anesthetists Win State and Local Races in South Dakota, Rhode Island, Illinois and Alabama
January 2021

Coping with Stress and Burnout: 5 Tips for Healthcare Provider Self-Care
December 2020

It’s Okay to Ask for Help: CRNAs and SRNAs are Breaking the Stigma on Mental Health
December 2020

From Ether to Advanced Technology: One CRNA's 60-Year Career
November 2020

Suicide Among Nurses and CRNAs: An Epidemic Within a Pandemic
October 2020

CRNAs lead the way in non-opioid anesthesia options
October 2020

CRNAs Lead the Airway Team at Minnesota’s Only Dedicated COVID-19 Hospital
September 2020

Without Physician Supervision, California CRNAs Can Perform at Top Level
September 2020

A Long History of Full Scope of Practice Helps CRNAs in Iowa Serve Patients
August 2020

Remove practice barriers to solve ICU staffing issues
August 2020

Removal of Practice Barriers Improves Access to Care in Rural California
August 2020

COVID-19 Experience Shows Florida CRNA the Value of Removing Barriers to Practice
July 2020

CRNAs Bring Their Skills, Dedication to ICU COVID-19 Rapid Response Team
July 2020

Full Practice Authority within the VHA is Personal for Marine Corps Veteran and Future CRNA
June 2020

CRNA Works with CMS on Reducing Opioid Use for Chronic Spinal Pain Management
June 2020

CRNA Pays It Forward During National Public Health Crisis
June 2020

CRNAs’ Expert, Diverse Skills Indispensable During Public Health Crises
June 2020

Connecticut CRNAs Finding Ways to Streamline and Improve Patient Care
June 2020

“It Was Like Going Off to War”: CRNA Shares Experience of Working in NYC During Pandemic
June 2020

Olson Brings Knowledge and Expertise to Hospital COVID-19 Taskforce
June 2020

Making Emergence from Surgery Safer for Veterans with PTSD: CRNA and SRNA Help Develop Award-Winning Protocol
May 2020

Washington CRNAs Find COVID-19 Solutions in Everyday Products
May 2020

Caring for COVID-19 Patients Casts a New Perspective for a CRNA in Illinois
May 2020

Army CRNA Uses Ingenuity and Perseverance to Save Lives in New York
May 2020

Tales from COVID-19 Front Lines: CRNA Tells of Sadness, Stress, and Hope in New York
May 2020

Rural CRNAs Step Up to Respond to COVID-19
May 2020