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. As anesthesia specialists, CRNAs safely provide more than 34 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year  and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America. In some states, CRNAs are the sole anesthesia professionals in nearly 100 percent of rural hospitals. 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.