About the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional organization for more than 48,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists across the United States. As anesthesia specialists, CRNAs safely provide more than 34 million anesthetics to patients each year for surgical, obstetrical, pain management, and trauma stabilization services. CRNAs deliver essential healthcare in thousands of communities and are able to prevent gaps in access to anesthesia services, especially in rural, inner-city, and other medically undersearved areas of the country. They are highly valued in today's healthcare environment because they deliver the same safe, high-quality anesthesia care as other anesthesia professionals but at a lower cost, helping to control rising healthcare costs. Additional information about the AANA and CRNAs is available at www.aana.com/future-today.