Timeline of AANA History

This timeline was initially created for the 75th anniversary of the AANA in 2006 and has been updated through 2011. While its focus is events in the history of AANA, it also touches on important events in nurse anesthesia history, most notably in the years prior to the formation of the AANA.  

1930s

1940s
 

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

 

 

Historical Resources

 

 

 

 Additional Sources

 

Watchful Care: A History of America's Nurse Anesthetists. Available from the AANA Bookstore.

History of Anesthesia with Emphasis on the Nurse Specialist