AANA Membership Benefits




 
 
 
 


For more than 75 years, the AANA has been the CRNA power source for promoting and advancing the nurse anesthesia profession, patient safety, and practice excellence. Your AANA membership gives you a strong voice in the legislative and regulatory issues that affect your patients and practice; timely and relevant information and resources for your professional development; and valuable member benefits, including discounts on meetings, workshops, and online continuing education. Learn more about what the AANA does for you:
 
 

 
Advocacy 

  • Lobbying and input on important issues through AANA's prominent Washington, D.C., and Park Ridge offices
  • Federal Government Affairs Division serving as liaison to regulatory bodies such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • One of the nation's most influential healthcare Political Action Committees (CRNA-PAC)
  • AANA Government Relations Hotline
  • Tracking and analysis of state legislation and regulations
  • Securing government funding for CRNA educational programs
  • Strategic consultation and issue briefings for state associations through the State Government Affairs Division
  • Answering member inquiries concerning state legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Powerful Mid-Year Assembly for members featuring a "Day on the Hill" and other grassroots activities
  • Participation in national healthcare organizations and coalitions focused on healthcare quality and patient safety initiatives
  • Presence at Washington, D.C., fundraisers and other key stakeholder events
 

Professional Practice Support

  • Consultative assistance on employment practices, clinical practice issues, and quality of care issues
  • Guidance on regulatory and institutional accreditation issues
  • National representation with relevant external health agencies
  • Establishing standards and guidelines for nurse anesthesia practice
  • Practice publications, such as monographs and position statements
  • Annual nurse anesthesia practice and employment survey
  • AANA Member Wellness Program and Peer Assistance Helpline -
    (800) 654-5167
  • Comprehensive listing of CRNA career opportunities through CRNAcareers.com
  • Inclusion in AANA database of CRNAs eligible for Medicare reimbursement
 

Public Relations

  • National public relations campaign to educate healthcare administrators legislators, and the public about the invaluable contributions of CRNAs to the U.S. healthcare system
  • Patient information brochures and videotapes for use by practicing CRNAs
  • Resources  that focus on nurse anesthesia news, information, toolkits, credential verification, online education, and more
  • Archives to record and preserve historical contributions of CRNAs and the AANA
 

Publications and Resources

  • Scholarly and peer-reviewed articles about scientific/educational advancements, research, and case studies relevant to current practice in the award-winning bimonthly AANA Journal
  • Timely news and information on healthcare policy and other CRNA issues in the bimonthly AANA NewsBulletin
  • Late breaking news, information, and updates in the semimonthly e-newsletter Anesthesia E-ssential
  • A wide variety of online practice and professional resources including toolkits, a career center, credential verification, and more
  • Quarterly Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter e-newsletter
 

Continuing Education

 

Support for Nurse Anesthesia Education

  • Creation of evidence-based standards and guidelines for CRNA education
  • Identification of external sources for nurse anesthesia student scholarships and loan programs through the AANA Foundation and other sources
  • Faculty development programs
 

Quality and Patient Safety

 

Research

  • Research Forum Program workshop held during the Assembly of School Faculty to help members prepare their research standards and methodology
  • Consultation for research activities by AANA staff and CRNA faculty members
  • Funding of research proposals through the AANA Foundation
  • Workshops for researchers to develop their theories and skills
  • State of the Science sessions at the Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress

Member Advantage Program

  • Valuable enhanced and discounted products and services such as disability and life insurance, rewards credit card, health insurance, and more
    • Bank of America AANA Rewards Credit Card
    • CRNA Financial Planning: Financial Planning for CRNAs
    • CVS Caremark Discount Prescription Drug Plan
    • David L. Jelinek Agency Disability and Life Insurance Products
    • JLBG Health Insurance Services
    • United of Omaha Life Insurance Services
       

AANA Insurance Services