National CRNA Week

National CRNA Week is the AANA’s annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety and the nation’s nearly 53,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 45 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.

Reserve the 2019 dates to Celebrate National CRNA Week:

January 20-26, 2019!

Promotional Ideas for CRNA Week

Before National CRNA Week

Promotional Documents

Fill-in-the-Blank News Releases
Personalize these press releases for your state association or facility/group.

Other Documents

Promotional Artwork
The artwork below is provided for groups, state associations, and facilities to customize to promote National CRNA Week.

Adslicks 2019 CRNA Week

Ad slicks, 8.5" x 11" (Design represented in thumbnail graphic above. Click on links below to see full size.)


8.5x11 CRNA Week Poster

Letter-sized posters
(Design represented in thumbnail graphic above. Click on links below to see full size.)


22x28 CRNA Week Posters

22" x 28" posters (Design represented in thumbnail graphic above. Click on links below to see full size.)


Table tents (Click on links below to see design in full size)


Social Media

Use these graphics in your social media campaigns! (They are not high enough resolution to reproduce as posters. For printing poster artwork, use the links above.)

Promotional Merchandise

2019 CRNA Week Shirts

Men's and Women's t-shirts
Please note: Sizes run small,
order accordingly.

2019 CRNA Week Mug


2019 CRNA Week Cap


2019 CRNA Week Tumblers Button Pens

Tumbler, Button, Pens

To order National CRNA Week merchandise, visit the AANA Bookstore


During National 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.
Social Media Hashtag: #CRNAWeek  #WeAreThere
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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 2019.

Participant Questionnaire - tell us what you liked about National CRNA Week 2019, and add your suggestions for what you would like to see for National CRNA Week 2020.
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. 2019 marks the 20th National CRNA Week, which began in 2000.

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