AANA Foundation Student Page

​Welcome, students! This page is dedicated to your needs and interests as you continue your training to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Please feel free to send any suggestions for the page to aanafoundationstudentrep@gmail.com.


Your Advocate: Foundation Board Student Trustee

Christopher Reed is the student representative on the AANA Foundation Board of Trustees. Chris attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, receiving a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics/Business and Environmental Studies. He later attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland... (see more)


Student Spotlight

Meet Laci Severson Lynch! Growing up in Cumberland, Wisc., Laci Lynch experienced firsthand the important role nurse anesthetists have in a rural community. As a child, Laci required surgery, and she still remembers the skillful, compassionate care she received from her CRNA. Now Laci is in her second year at the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia, and she has gotten to personally know her childhood anesthetist, Jeff Kuehn, CRNA, MS... (see more)
We are proud that SRNAs actively participate in the greater AANA community and have featured many talented students in the AANA NewsBulletin. Click on the links below to access past articles highlighting the following individuals:

Proof is Power

Research by SRNAs and CRNAs has been funded by the AANA Foundation, as well as private and governmental grants. Movement of nurse anesthesia educational programs into graduate educational frameworks has allowed students to graduate with the skills necessary for undertaking research and advancing the science of anesthesia. To see the top studies funded by the Foundation, click here.

Upcoming Events

Whether you're interested in presenting your poster to your colleagues or singing your heart out in front of a live audience to help the Foundation raise funds, we have you covered. Attending our events is a great way to meet other SRNAs and get more involved. There's still time to join:

Students in Action
We love to see SRNAs having fun and in action at work and AANA meetings. Talented students participated in last year's Foundation Fundraiser in Las Vegas. Check out Thomas Carper and John Cawthon, Sal Tafoya, Garrick Childers, and Eric Tsui show off their talents and consider following in their footsteps.
Program Opportunities For Students
We encourage you to apply for scholarships and poster sessions as a student, and take advantage of our competitive grant and fellowship program once you graduate. Applications for this year are currently closed but check back in January 2015 to access the scholarship applications due March 1, 2015 and the Poster Presentation applications due April 1, 2015 (Oral Presentations) and May 1, 2015 (General Poster Presentations). Please see the online applications here.
Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Winners! Check out the list of this year's winners and consider applying in the future.

About the AANA Foundation
The AANA Foundation's mission is to advance the science of anesthesia through education and research. Due to the generous financial support of our donors, the Foundation provides a variety of initiatives and events to SRNAs and CRNAs in addition to offering workshops attended by hundreds of individuals. Click here to read more about our history and accomplishments.
Annual Giving
The Foundation operates thanks to the generosity of students and CRNAs. Check out our Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report for a summary of program recipients and generous donors. You can click on the infographic below to see the Foundation's accomplishments for FY14.
If you're interested in making a donation check out the ways you can give.
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AANA Foundation
222 S. Prospect Ave.
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Lorraine Jordan
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