Recent Articles

Sharing the Knowledge

Jun 9, 2019

by Diane Boettger, 8/9/2019 I was listening to a recent interview in which the speaker made a comment – “What good is knowledge if it is not shared with others?”  It got me to thinking about how our organization’s mission of education and networking to advance the betterment of nurse anesthesia  practice within the VA is really […]

AANA Alert: Medicare Executive Order

Oct 14, 2019

As you may have recently seen, President Trump signed an executive order (#13890) on “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors” last week. The order contains several important requirements that could positively affect CRNA practice. The AANA is actively engaging with the administration, agencies, stakeholders, and lawmakers as they move forward to implement rulemaking that […]

Star Award

Oct 8, 2019

Front: Dr. Palm, Kara Morningstar DNP, CRNA, Jeremy Anderson CRNA, Eric Swanlund II DNP, CRNA, Jill Lange CRNA, Kristin Doan DNP, CRNA, Dr. Trillos, Dr. Webber, Dr. Apostolidou (Chief Anesthesiologist), Back: Dr. Tolly, Mr. Kelly Minneapolis Director, Garrett Peterson DNP, CRNA, Dr Waly, Thomas Rubenzer CRNA (Chief CRNA), Dr. Rocha, Dr. Santilli, (Chief of Surgical […]

Save the Date!

AVANA Annual Education Meeting will be held on May 14-17, 2020 in San Antonio, TX at the Marriott Plaza

About AVANA

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.

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.

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