Fun Facts: State Associations

​Learn more about the various state nurse anesthetist associations!
 
Connecticut
The Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists (CTANA) affiliated with the AANA in 1949 and incorporated with the state of Connecticut in 1989. To learn more about the Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit CTANA.
 
Delaware
The Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists (DelawareANA) completed a food drive during National Nurse Anesthetists Week to support the Food Bank of Delaware. To learn more about the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit DelawareANA.
 
District of Columbia
Jan Mannino, CRNA, JD, 1972 president of the District of Columbia Association of Nurse Anesthetists (DCANA), went on to become president of the AANA in 1988. To learn more about the DC Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit DCANA.
 
Idaho
In March 2002, less than four months after CMS gave states the ability to do so, Idaho became the third state to opt-out of the federal physician supervision requirements. To learn more about the Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit IdahoANA.
 
Illinois
In October 1937, the headquarters of the National Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NANA) moved from Ohio to Chicago, Ill. To learn about the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit IANA.
 
Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists has issued a statement regarding the recent FTC letter (login required) addressing MA House Bill 2009, which would permit CRNAs and nurse practitioners to order tests and therapeutics, and issue written presecriptions, without a supervisory agreement with a physician. Visit MANA.
 
Michigan
The Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MIANA) celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2012. A historic 75 years that includes five MANA presidents going on to become president of the AANA! To learn more about the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit MIANA.
 
Mississippi
The Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA) represents more than 600 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists in Mississippi. To learn more about the Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit MANA.
 
Missouri
The Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists was founded in 1935 by 15 charter members, including Helen Lamb, director of one of the first schools of nurse anesthesia, and who later served as president of the AANA (1940-1942). To learn more about the Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit MoANA.
 
Montana
The Montana Association of Nurse Anesthetists is the only state to have opted-out of the federal supervision requirement, then had the opt-out reversed, only to have the opt-out later restored. Montana’s opt-out, therefore, is currently in effect. To learn more about the Montana Association of Nurse Anesthetists, visit MTANA.
 
Nebraska
The Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists won the first AANA PR Recognition Award in 1981, and won again in 1982. Learn more about NEANA.
 
North Carolina
The North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists' PAC was ranked #34 in the Top 200 PAC funds in the state of North Carolina for the 2011-2012 ranking year. Learn more about NCANA.
 
Ohio
The Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists has put together an excellent video describing CRNA practice, the importance of CRNA care, and the role of OSANA in protecting that care: OSANA Video.
 
Puerto Rico
In 1962, the Puerto Rico Association of Nurse Anesthetists became the 52nd "state" affiliate.
 
Wisconsin
The very first AANA Annual Meeting was held in Milwaukee, Wis., in 1933. Learn about the Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 
Stay tuned as more states are added!