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2020 Nominations

May 19, 2020

Director At-Large Patrick McElhone, CRNA Eastern Region Director Johnny Gayden, CRNA Western Region Director Nancy Christiano, DNAP, CRNA

In Memoriam: Bonnie Winters

Apr 16, 2020

BONNIE WINTERS COLLINS, 79 of Parker, Colorado passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020. She was born Bonnie Jean Tomlinson in Chicago, Illinois on November 20, 1940 to Albert E. Tomlinson and Violet L. Tomlinson (née Smith). She graduated from Vallejo High School, California in 1958, where she was a member of the Hospital Service […]

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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.

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. 

Become a Member

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.

Members Only

The members only section is accessible for current AVANA members only. This section contains information about government relations, VA policies, and what’s happening in different VAs around the country.

Contact AVANA

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