National CRNA Week

National CRNA Week is the AANA’s annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety and the nation’s nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 49 million anesthetics each year. Known as National Nurse Anesthetists Week as recently as 2014, the updated 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.

Celebrate National CRNA Week:

January 19-25, 2020!

Promotional Ideas for CRNA Week

Before National CRNA Week

Promotional Materials

Fill-in-the-Blank News Releases

Use the press release templates below to submit to local media in celebration of National CRNA Week. Personalize them to fit your city or state's needs.


Other Documents
Use these documents to solicit proclamations or resolutions from your mayor or governor; answer questions about National CRNA Week; use the Spanish or English public service announcement scripts for radio or in-house facility or department answering/voicemail system outgoing announcements; or garner ideas for activities for National CRNA Week.

During National CRNA Week

In the News
News about National CRNA Week and the many activities going on around the country are posted during National CRNA Week.
 
Social Media Hashtags: #CRNAWeek  #WeAreThere
Download graphics to use in your social media efforts from our CRNA Week Social Media Toolkit

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Promotional Items and Events

Let Us Know How You Are Celebrating!
Send photos of your CRNA Week activities to AANA Public Relations

After National CRNA Week

These activities are for after National CRNA Week 2020.

Participant Questionnaire - tell us what you liked about National CRNA Week 2020, and add your suggestions for what you would like to see for National CRNA Week 2021.
 
Enter your activities in the Public Relations Recognition Awards competition.
 

About this Event

National CRNA Week is celebrated the last full week in January on an annual basis. 2020 marks the 21st National CRNA Week, which began in 2000.


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