Make a Difference

Whether you are just starting your nurse anesthesia educational program or you’ve been a member for 20 years, you can make a difference. Below are some ways you can use your talents to contribute to the advancement of patient safety, practice excellence, and the profession of nurse anesthesia.

Elected position on the AANA Board of Directors

AANA presents an excellent opportunity for you to participate on one of our national committees. You’ll gain valuable leadership experience and enjoy incredible networking opportunities while sharing your knowledge and expertise. For information login to the Election Center.

State Involvement

State involvement is an excellent way to meet your local colleagues, and to network and contribute at the local and state level. Find your state association on our map by region

Subject Matter Experts

  • AANA Representative to Other Organizations
  • Presenter or panelist for other organizations (e.g., FDA)
  • AANA Connect volunteer groups
  • Open comment opportunities posted on AANA Connect
  • Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation is looking for CRNAs and SRNAs to contribute articles.
  • Develop articles related to Health and Wellness, Peer Assistance, or Practice for the AANA NewsBulletin.
  • Adhoc work teams to develop resources in collaboration with staff (e.g., toolkits, resources)
  • Serve as reference for other CRNAs on specific issues/inquiries 

Mentorships

Do you have a standout student in your program who would be interested in participating in the AANA Mid-Year Assembly Student Mentoring Program? Be sure to recommend them for this unparalleled opportunity to learn from a practicing CRNA leader.  To learn more, please contact Karen L. Sutkus, Administrative Associate.

Other Opportunities

In addition to committee positions, AANA membership also allows you
to help advance our profession by serving in a number of other important roles: