Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., the AANA is the professional organization for nearly 47,000 nurse anesthetists. As advanced practice nurses, Certified Registered Nure Anesthetists (CRNAs) administer more than 34 million anesthetics in the United States each year. CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is available and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America. They administer every type of anesthetic, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.
In this section, you will learn more about both the profession of nurse anesthesia and the national association that serves it. You will also learn about what it takes to become a member of the AANA, and how our members serve the United States.
Who We Are
All about the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
The Value of CRNAs - New!
The research shows that CRNAs deliver cost-effective personal anesthesia care in a changing healthcare environment. Learn more.
Board of Directors
See who the elected officers and regional directors are for this fiscal year.
Find out which committees there are, and who is on them for this fiscal year.
There are seven regions that cover the United States. Which one does your state belong to?
A listing of the directors on staff at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Explore the latest in Membership Benefits; the Membership Categories, Fees and Privileges; and other information you need to know about becoming a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
The white papers can be found here, along with other documents of interest.
Information about the awards given by the AANA, the AANA Foundation, and more.
Contact information for each department or division within the AANA.
AANA Available Positions
Search for available positions within the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, or send in your resume for consideration.