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Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship

Sep 12, 2017

About the Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship In recognition of her years of excellent service to our nation’s veterans and to the Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists, the AVANA Board of Directors has funded an AANA Foundation Scholarship in the name of Dr. Maureen Reilly CRNA PhD. Dr. Reilly passed away in February 2011 at […]

Baltimore VA CRNA is One of the Best!

Apr 7, 2018

Congratulations to Cesar Visurraga– a CRNA Nurse at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. Cesar was nominated and named as one of the Top 50 Nurses in Baltimore Magazine. An Army Veteran, Cesar, also a doctoral nursing student at UM School of Nursing, works in the same day surgery service and also serves as a national mentor […]

Bob Dole Supports FPA

Sep 11, 2016

Thank you for you service and your support Senator Dole! Senator Robert J. Dole is a World War II Veteran, former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican candidate for president. You can read his guest column from HERE

VA announces access standards for health care

Jun 9, 2019

Strengthening VA Health Care Today, our Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, announced proposed access standards for Veteran community care as part of VA’s efforts to implement the VA MISSION Act.  Improving access standards is one of the many steps VA has and will continue to take to ensure that we are providing the best health care […]

CRNA Friends of AVANA

Oct 29, 2018

Who can become a “Friend of AVANA”? Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, active or retired Schools of Nurse Anesthesia Nursing Organizations What will the donations be used for? Donations from CRNA Friends of AVANA would be utilized to strengthen the AVANA organization and increase outreach to veteran service organizations in regard to CRNA practice within the […]

2014 ALPS Recipient

Jun 11, 2014

2014 AVANA Leadership Program for SRNA’s winner Kellyn Kramolisch SRNA Kellyn Kramolisch is from Omaha, NE and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center accelerated BSN program in 2009. She has experience in burn, medical, and surgical intensive care nursing at the Nebraska Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. […]

ALPS Scholarship

Sep 12, 2017

What is ALPS? The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA), Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee have created a new leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS). This program was started in fiscal year 2013/2014. AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of […]

Congratulations to our new Board Members!

Apr 10, 2018

*Click on name for CV  Director-at-Large:   I graduated from Marquette University with a BSN in 1996 and was commissioned into the US Army Nurse Corps.  I attended USAGPAN, graduating in 2001.  I was an active duty, US Army Nurse Corps officer from 1996-2006.  I began my career as a VA CRNA within 1 week […]


Sep 7, 2017

About AVANA In 1973, twenty-six (26) VA CRNA’s created AVANA. From the beginning, education has been our first priority. In 1974, the first educational workshop was held in Des Moines, Iowa. Annual educational symposiums have continued in various locations nationwide. AVANA Objectives Promote quality and safe anesthesia services to the veteran patient Provide continuing education […]

AVANA Opportunity for SRNA’s – Share with SRNA’s that you know

Aug 7, 2015

The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee invite SRNA’s to participate in an exciting leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS).

2019 Presentations

May 19, 2019

Thursday Upper Torso Pain Blocks Gerry Pedersen, CRNA Lipid Rescue Gerry Pedersen, CRNA Supporting the Clinical Educator Role while Protecting Student Rights Laura Bonanno, CRNA Emergence Delirium: Maintaining Veteran and Employee Safety William Pileggi, CRNA, MSN; Michael Boland, M.Ed.; David Julian, M.Ed.; Amanda Beckstead, SRNA, CCRN, BSN, Doctoral Candidate Friday Think Differently: A Guide to Expecting the Unexpected Matt Welder, DNP, […]

Annual Education Meeting

Sep 7, 2017

May 16-19, 2019 | New Orleans, LAJW Marriott New Orleans This educational program is designed to meet the requirements for 20 Class A CE credits. Hotel JW Marriott, 614 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130 This block is full. Please see below for alternate option.Hotel rate: $160 – please reserve your room online HEREDeadline to […]

Government Affairs

Sep 7, 2017

Veteran Care Legislation Tracker (GovTrack) To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for certain individuals discharged from service in the Armed Forces by reason of sexual orientation or gender identity, and for other purposes. A bill to recognize […]