National CRNA Week


National CRNA Week

January 25-31, 2015 

Hashtag: #CRNAWeek

National CRNA Week is the AANA’s annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety and the nation’s 48,000+ Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 34 million anesthetics each year. Known as National Nurse Anesthetists Week as recently as 2014, the new name for this popular event helps patients, hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and others become more familiar with the CRNA credential and the exceptional advanced practice registered nurses who have earned it.
The theme for National CRNA Week 2015 is “CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care Today,” which carries through on the theme of the AANA’s national public education campaign that was launched on Sept. 4, 2014. The campaign website,, provides a wealth of information for hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, policymakers, patients and others who have an interest in ensuring patient access to safe, cost-effective anesthesia care.
For easy access to the campaign website, as well as the valuable PR Tools area on the member side of the AANA website and the For Patients area on the public side of, go to

During CRNA Week

In the News
News about National CRNA Week and the many activities going on around the country are posted here during National CRNA Week. Read about the creative activities taking place!
Hashtag to use on Social Media during CRNA Week: #crnaweek
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After CRNA Week 


Promotional Efforts



Planning for CRNA Week

The items below are free and most can be downloaded by right-clicking on the links and saving to your computer. Other links will take you to a page on the AANA website where you can print out the page to pass along to your patients, friends, legislators or hospital administrators.



Spanish and English Public Service Announcement Scripts for Radio:



Sample Press Releases



Ad Slicks and Posters - Download by right-clicking and saving to your computer.


2015 Color Ad Slick​
5 x 6.5

2015 Gray Ad Slick
5 x 6.5

2015 Color Lettersize Ad

2015 Gray Lettersize Ad 


2015 Full Size Poster


2015 Battle-Tested
Anesthesia Care



2015 Care in Medicare


2015 Helping New Mothers

2015 Rural Americans



 National CRNA Week 2016


The dates for National CRNA Week 2016 will be January 24-30, 2016. Mark your calendar!