AANA Membership Benefits

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Get the most from your membership. AANA members have access to the most current information on nurse anesthesia and patient safety, professional resources and continuing education opportunities. In addition, membership provides a host of other benefits, such as special rates on continuing education opportunities, 24/7 access to a network of more than 50,000 members, and much more.  See below for details.     

What's included in my AANA membership?

Advocacy

  • Lobbying and input on important issues through AANA's prominent Washington, D.C., and Park Ridge offices
  • Federal Government Affairs Division serving as liaison to regulatory bodies such as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services
  • One of the nation's most influential healthcare Political Action Committees (CRNA-PAC)
  • AANA Government Relations Hotline
  • Tracking and analysis of state legislation and regulations
  • Securing government funding for CRNA educational programs
  • Strategic consultation and issue briefings for state associations through the State Government Affairs Division
  • Answering member inquiries concerning state legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Powerful Mid-Year Assembly for members featuring a "Day on the Hill" and other grassroots activities
  • Participation in national healthcare organizations and coalitions focused on healthcare quality and patient safety initiatives
  • Presence at Washington, D.C., fundraisers and other key stakeholder events

Professional Practice Support

  • Consultative assistance on employment practices, clinical practice issues, and quality of care issues
  • Guidance on regulatory and institutional accreditation issues
  • National representation with relevant external health agencies
  • Establishing standards and guidelines for nurse anesthesia practice
  • Practice publications, such as monographs and position statements
  • Annual nurse anesthesia practice and employment survey
  • AANA Health and Wellness program resources and activities
  • AANA Peer Assistance support network and helpline: (800) 654-5167
  • Comprehensive listing of CRNA career opportunities through CRNAcareers.com
  • Inclusion in AANA database of CRNAs eligible for Medicare reimbursement

Public Relations

  • National public relations campaign to educate healthcare administrators legislators, and the public about the invaluable contributions of CRNAs to the U.S. healthcare system
  • Patient information brochures and videotapes for use by practicing CRNAs
  • Resources  that focus on nurse anesthesia news, information, toolkits, credential verification, online education, and more
  • Archives to record and preserve historical contributions of CRNAs and the AANA

Publications and Resources

  • Scholarly and peer-reviewed articles about scientific/educational advancements, research, and case studies relevant to current practice in the award-winning bimonthly AANA Journal
  • Timely news and information on healthcare policy and other CRNA issues in the bimonthly AANA NewsBulletin
  • Late breaking news, information, and updates in the semimonthly e-newsletter Anesthesia E-ssential
  • A wide variety of online practice and professional resources including toolkits, a career center, credential verification, and more Quarterly Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter e-newsletter

Continuing Education

  • Members save up to 50% when purchasing the 4-part interactive AANA CPC Core Modules series on AANALearn.com.
  • Only AANA members can now track Class B credits in real time on AANALearn.com. Once submitted, the Class B credits will automatically appear on your AANA transcript.
  • Maintenance of continuing education (CE) transcripts and reporting of CE credits for member recertification and 24/7 access to online CE transcript
  • Six FREE continuing education credits available annually through AANALearn.com
  • Discounted registration for AANA-sponsored meetings and workshops:
    • Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress that is the largest gathering of CRNAs and colleagues of its kind
    • Mid-Year Assembly focusing on federal and state leadership and government affairs issues and providing firsthand exposure to AANA's healthcare lobbying efforts
    • Fall Leadership Academy that targets current and potential AANA leaders and provides them with information and training to best manage state and national issues
    • Annual Assembly of School Faculty especially for anesthesia educators
    • Hands-on workshops relevant to clinical practice and the business of anesthesia, which offer practice-oriented programs in a simulated work environment
  • Every day 30 percent member discounts on all continuing education courses on AANALearn, the AANA's enhanced online resource for quality CE on key topics in nurse anesthesia
  • A calendar of continuing education programs that have been prior approved by the AANA for CE credit

Support for Nurse Anesthesia Education

  • Creation of evidence-based standards and guidelines for CRNA education
  • Identification of external sources for nurse anesthesia student scholarships and loan programs through the AANA Foundation and other sources
  • Faculty development programs

Quality and Patient Safety

  • Support credentialing mechanisms that serve the public's trust
  • Provide patient education information

Research

  • Research Forum Program workshop held during the Assembly of School Faculty to help members prepare their research standards and methodology
  • Consultation for research activities by AANA staff and CRNA faculty members
  • Funding of research proposals through the AANA Foundation
  • Workshops for researchers to develop their theories and skills
  • State of the Science sessions at the Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress 

Member Advantage Program

  • Valuable enhanced and discounted products and services such as disability and life insurance, rewards credit card, health insurance, and more
    • Bank of America AANA Rewards Credit Card
    • David L. Jelinek Agency Disability and Life Insurance Products
    • DRB Student Loan Refinancing
    • JLBG Health Insurance Services
    • PQRSwizard

AANA Insurance Services

  • Expert malpractice insurance information and advice through the AANA Insurance Services Online Resource Center, hotline (1-800-343-1368) or email (insuranceinfo@aana.com)
  • Professional liability insurance for CRNA members in virtually every practice setting
  • One-of-a-kind supplemental insurance plan for CRNA members employed by a hospital or physician group to protect your interests and reputation