AANA Publishes First-Ever CRNA Compensation and Benefits Report


Survey data provide wealth of information for nurse anesthetist employers
Park Ridge, Ill.—The just-released 2011 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey is expected to serve as a vital source of information for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and those who employ them, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), the professional association that represents more than 44,000 nurse anesthetists.
For the first time in the 25 years of conducting the annual survey, the AANA has made the comprehensive, 130-page report available for purchase to both members and nonmembers. The report is based on 2010 data collected from CRNAs in February/March 2011.
“The main purpose for surveying our members, who equal more than 90 percent of all U.S. nurse anesthetists, is to gain a more in-depth understanding of the nurse anesthesia profession in order to better advocate on our members’ behalf,” said Debra Malina, CRNA, DNSc, MBA, president of the AANA.  “A significant consideration in publishing the data for the first time was to correct the often ambiguous and inaccurate data on CRNA compensation and employment benefits that get reported in the media. The AANA recognized the need for CRNAs, employers and the public to have access to the most reliable data possible—data only the AANA can provide, given the association’s access to the vast majority of the nation’s CRNAs.”
The report features a wide variety of valuable information on work settings, compensation, employment benefits, employment status, and much more. The complete 2011 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey is available through the AANA Print-on-Demand Marketplace at http://www.aana.com/resources2/aanamarketplace/Pages/default.aspx