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FREE MAT Training; Waiver to Prescribe If You Get Prescriptive Authority

Mar 13, 2020

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is offering MAT Training for free! The following courses are being offered: MAT: Medications for Addiction Treatment/Substance Use Disorders 16 Hour Waiver Training 16.0 Pharmacology Contact Hours***If you would like to register for the 16 hour course, please click HERE! Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): 8-Hour Waiver Training8.0 Pharmacology Contact HoursTo […]

CANCELLED – AVANA Annual Meeting

Mar 3, 2020

Meeting Update – March 12, 2020 As news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to dominate conversation and news cycles, the AVANA board and Annual Meeting planning committee are taking precautions to keep our membership safe. In order to reduce exposure, we feel it would be in the organization’s best interest to limit gatherings of large […]


Jan 13, 2020

VHA Central Office Redesign and Town Hall InviteJanuary 09, 2020 I am excited to share that Secretary Wilkie has approved plans to redesign VHA Central Office (VHACO). Our goal is to more efficiently support facilities across VHA to improve care to Veterans. It has taken more than a year to develop a design that best […]

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2020 Annual Meeting CANCELLED

We've Moved!

Effective January 1, 2020, the AVANA office has moved to 400 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Ste. 120, Worthington, OH  43085

Please make sure to update your records and send any forms and/or payments to this address. 


The Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) is a voluntary, professional organization dedicated to VA CRNAs. Our mission is to provide quality and safe anesthesia to our Veterans, and help CRNAs reach their maximum potential through education and federal representation.

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The Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists is the voluntary, professional organization of certified registered nurse anesthetists employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s the only professional association devoted solely to VA CRNAs. You’ll gain effective representation at the federal level.

Education & Scholarships

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.

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