About Us

Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., the AANA is the professional organization for more than 52,000 nurse anesthetists. As advanced practice nurses, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists​ (CRNAs) administer approximately 43 million anesthetics in the United States each year. CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is available and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America. They administer every type of anesthetic, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.
In this section, you will learn more about both the profession of nurse anesthesia and the national association that serves it. You will also learn about what it takes to become a member of the AANA, and how our members serve the United States.

Who We Are
All about the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Focus on the Profession

The Value of CRNAs
The research shows that CRNAs deliver cost-effective personal anesthesia care in a changing healthcare environment. Learn more.

Board of Directors
See who the elected officers and regional directors are for this fiscal year.
Find out which committees there are, and who is on them for this fiscal year.
AANA Regions
There are seven regions that cover the United States. Which one does your state belong to?
Staff Directors
A listing of the directors on staff at the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Membership Information
Explore the latest in Membership Benefits; the Membership Categories, Fees and Privileges; and other information you need to know about becoming a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Member Advantage Program
Enjoy discounts and special programs developed especially for the AANA member.
Recognition Awards
Information about the awards given by the AANA, the AANA Foundation, and more.
In Service of Our Country
Deployed CRNAs and War Stories, as well as news about nurse anesthetists on the front lines.
Contact Us
Contact information for each department or division within the AANA.
AANA Available Positions
Search for available positions within the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, or send in your resume for consideration.