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CRNA Week 2016!

Jan 22, 2016

January 24 – 30, 2016 National CRNA Week is celebrated the last full week in January on an annual basis. 2015 marked the 15th National CRNA Week, which began in 2000. National CRNA Week is the AANA’s annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety and the nation’s 49,000+ Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse […]

Free CEUs for Members

Sep 7, 2017

In the near future AVANA will be offering Continuing Education Units to our members.  These courses will help you stay up-to-date and recertify your CRNA license.

AVANA Monthly Updates

Jul 26, 2018

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Access Anesthesiology!

Jun 15, 2016

Access Anesthesiology! Access Anesthesiology presented an informational session this year at the AVANA Annual meeting, and is an excellent tool for all clinicians and students. If you go to their website, you can purchase a 1-year subscription for $995. Or you can access it from your VA hospital computer for free! Click HERE to preview […]

AVANA Leadership Opportunity for SRNAs

Oct 8, 2019

AVANA Leadership Opportunity for SRNAs The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee invite you to participate in an exciting leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS). AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of leadership skills by […]

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).

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 […]

Five Things to Know about Who’s Providing Your Anesthesia Care

Jan 23, 2019

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2019For more information, contact: Christopher Bettin, Senior Director, Strategic Communications, [email protected], (847) 655-1143. Park Ridge, Illinois—For patients undergoing surgery, having a baby, or needing emergency treatment following a traumatic incident, odds are the hands-on anesthesia care essential to their comfort and safety will be provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist […]

ALPS Scholarship Drive

Oct 24, 2018

Remember your life as an SRNA? Broke, sleep-deprived, and stressed out? Now you can pay it forward and support these poor students through the ALPS program! To read more about the program, choose ‘Education’ then ‘Scholarships’ from the headers on the homepage. To donate, click HERE

Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) 2016 Legislative Roundtable

Mar 19, 2016

On March 19, 2016, Diane Boettger (AVANA President-Elect) and I attended the 2016 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs Legislative Roundtable. The roundtable serves as a meeting for nursing organizations within and outside the VA along with Veterans Services Organizations to come together to discuss the current legislative efforts of each group. The following groups were […]

2012 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) Roundtable

Feb 12, 2012

2012 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) Roundtable Meeting in Washington, DC I wanted to update the membership on the NOVA Roundtable which occurred on February 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. AVANA was honored to have Sherry Swearingen CRNA, Garrett Peterson CRNA and Dave Polner CRNA attend.

Journal Club

Jun 9, 2019

AVANA is proud to offer members a journal club service included in your membership. High-yield articles will be posted using the VALNET subscriptions already available to us. These article PDFs are available under the title menu “Education” and “Continuing Education.” You can even submit for Class B credits! Additionally, if you have a particular topic […]

2015 Dr. Maureen Reilly AANA Foundation Scholarship Award Winner

Sep 13, 2015

At the 2015 AANA Annual Congress, the AANA Foundation presented the their scholarship recipients. This year, the 2015 Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship Recipient is Kittipong (Burt) Srisuwan SRNA Congratulations Kittipong from the AVANA Board of Directors! Burt is a student at the Medical University of South Carolina. His program director is Dr. Angela Mund a past […]

AVANA Update at the AANA

Oct 22, 2017

The AVANA Update held during the 2017 AANA Annual Congress in Seattle was very well attended this year.   Lots of new faces came to learn more about the group.  CRNA Members who have presented scholarly works or who have received public accolades were recognized. The option of Payroll deduction of dues has begun and we […]

Why You Should Attend Your State Board Meetings

Nov 28, 2018

It is important to attend your state board meetings. Why? If I had not gone to the last 3 out 4 state board meetings, my state association would not have fully understood VA CRNA’s unique nitch nor AVANA. As it turns out the state associations need the Federal Full Practice Authority for us to help […]

2018 ALPS Scholarship

Aug 22, 2017

Now accepting applications for the 2018 ALPS Scholarship AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of leadership skills by encouraging SRNAs to become actively involved in educational, advocacy, and leadership activities. AVANA believes that this will result in a stronger and more engaged group of future CRNAs. This project promises to be […]

Government Employees Eligible to Have Student Debt Forgiven

Nov 6, 2017

The Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness – PSLF, program allows public service employees – including federal employees and military personnel – to have federal student loan payments reduced, and that debt forgiven after making 120 qualifying payments. This article is brought to you by www.FEDweek.com, which is a great resource for federal employees. […]

AVANA UPDATE

Jul 24, 2016

Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists at the 2016 AANA Annual Congress Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel     Special Guest: Penny Jensen DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Nursing Service Liaison for National APRN Policy Author of the VA APRN Proposed Rule AP44   When: Sunday, September 11th, 2016 Time: 1730 […]

Member Benefits

Jan 3, 2019

When you join AVANA you will receive: Access to the only professional association devoted solely to VA CRNAs Effective representation at the federal level VA Handbook 1123 revision Continuous updates on issues affecting VA CRNAs Access to members only content on www.vacrna.com AVANA’s Newsletter and e-communications Discounts on our annual educational symposium Access to AVANA’s […]

AHA expresses support for VA proposed rule on advanced practice RNs

Jul 26, 2016

The AHA Friday expressed its full support for a Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposed rule that would allow all advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. “This proposal is critical to ensuring that an adequate supply of quality licensed health providers is available to care for the […]

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 […]

AANA to VHA: Now is the Time to Grant CRNAs Full-Practice Authority

Aug 8, 2018

OIG report reveals 22 percent anesthesiology provider shortage in VA, contradicting VA final rule’s findings that excluded CRNA full practice authority For more information, contact: AANA Public Relations Park Ridge, Illinois – The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is urging the VA to reopen its final rule to grant Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) the […]

Full Practice Authority Regulation has made it into the Federal Register!

Jun 1, 2016

If finalized, the rule would make the VHA consistent with the U.S. military service branches, which allow CRNAs and other APRNs to practice to the full scope of their education and abilities. Here’s the article from Bloomberg News Here’s the Proposed Regulation If you are a federal employee, you can comment on the regulation! From […]

Clinical References & Teaching Tools

Jul 4, 2019

If you are not at the VHA and want to see the below resources, check on this page on how to get remote access. Some will work without a remote access, but if you experience difficulties, be sure to get remote access through OpenAthens (free!) Video-Based References Procedure Videos References Regional and Neuraxial Videos Potpourri […]

Board of Directors

Sep 7, 2017

Board of Directors President Peter Kallio DNP, CRNA, MSN, APNP -Milwaukee, WI VA Medical Center Peter Kallio has been a CRNA 27 years. He has been a VA CRNA at the Zablocki VAMC in Milwaukee for 12 years.  He received his BSN from Marquette University; he graduated from the Milwaukee County School of Nurse Anesthesia in […]

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 […]

Get involved!

Nov 5, 2017

Seeking applications for the Anesthesia Service Field Advisory Committee (FAC) The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017 The VHA National Anesthesia Service is a component of the Office of Specialty Care Services (SCS).  SCS is a direct report to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy & Services.  We have three Field Advisory Committee […]

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 […]

Congratulations to our ALPS Recipients!

Mar 17, 2018

Congratulations to the 2017 ALPS Recipients!   Meaghan E. Locke Meaghan Locke is a SRNA currently enrolled at Wake Forest University, School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program. She expects to complete her program in August 2019. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Delaware in 2008. Meaghan was commissioned in […]

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE

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 […]

Congratulations to our 2019 ALPS Recipients!

Apr 24, 2019

Ana Gonzalez Ana R. Gonzalez is a third year Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who is committed to joining forces with fellow SRNAs and CRNAs to bring a unique voice and perspective to advocate for the nurse anesthesia profession, and to bring justice for our nation’s veterans and minority groups. […]

Scholarships

Sep 12, 2017

CRNA Scholarships AVANA is deeply committed to seeing students succeed, which is why we provide financial assistance and scholarship opportunities. Our ALPS scholarship drive is going on now! Click HERE to donate! Learn more about available scholarships below… Congratulations to the 2019 ALPS Recipients! Ana Gonzalez Ana R. Gonzalez is a third year Student Registered […]

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 […]