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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 28,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) nationwide. The AANA promulgates education, and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. The AANA Foundation supports the profession through award of education and research grants to students, faculty and practicing CRNAs.

The AANA developed and implemented a certification program in 1945 and instituted mandatory recertification in 1978. It established a mechanism for accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs in 1952, which has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1955. In 1975, the AANA was a leader among professional organizations in the United States by forming autonomous multidisciplinary councils with public representation for performing the profession's certification, accreditation, and public interest functions. Today, the CRNA credential is well recognized as an indicator of quality and competence.

 

 
Arkansas Nurses Association

Promote excellence in nursing through professional development, shape health policy, and support the professional nurse in the workplace environment.

 

 
CRNAs At A Glance
 

 
SCOPE and STANDARDS of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
This link will take you to the AANA page containing the documents.  This page is updated by AANA so the link will always take you to the most current form of the documents.
 

 
AANA Peer Assistance
This site will provide a wealth of information for the impaired anesthetist or those who wish to learn about what resources are available.
 

 
Egroups.com/links/ClinicalAnesthesia
Clinical anesthesia discussion for nurse anesthetists throughout the world
 

 
Anesthesia Web
Content areas are diverse, and include (but are not limited to) ambulatory care, bioengineering, critical care, managed care, medical infomatics, pediatrics, and pharmacology.
 

 
Medical World Search
The first search engine on the World Wide Web especially developed for the medical field to help formulate an optimally precise query to search the World Wide Web and find exactly the information needed. $10.00 / year.
 

 
Pain.com
A comprehensive site dealing with all aspects of pain. Included are pain resources, CME programs, online pain journal, pain library, and message boards. Sponsored by Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation.
 

 
Regional Anesthesia
New York School of Regional Anesthesia is primarily an educational web site. It features an overview of techniques and principles of regional anesthesia, as taught and practiced at the Department of Anesthesiology at the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY.
 

 
Anesthesiology Online
An online informational and educational resource for anesthesia professionals.
 

 
Arkansas State University Nurse Anesthesia Program
The Arkansas State University School of Nurse Anesthesia accepts applications for classes beginning in January of each year.  Applications must be submitted by August.
 

 
DNP Programs Online
The site is a comprehensive online state-by-state directory of all campus-based colleges and universities in the United States offering nationally (CCNE and NLNAC) accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree programs to prepare Advanced Practice Nurses for leadership roles in clinical nursing. Click on the US state names in the left sidebar to see institutions offering CCNE and NLNCA certified DNP programs in each state.