News & Events
The 2016 AVANA Meeting Registration and Program are now available on the meeting page.
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.
2016-2017 AVANA Membership
It is time to renew your AVANA membership or join if you are not a member. Go to the Membership page, fill in your information and submit.
AVANA Membership Committee
‘Tis the Season!
As we are all out and about playing Santa’s helpers, don’t forget the Student Nurse Anesthetist who are studying hard, taking finals and working long hours to achieve their dreams. This is the perfect opportunity to send a little support for them.
Rising among the ranks are some outstanding Student Nurse Anesthetists, the future leaders of our profession! We have the privilege of selecting two promising and highly qualified students to participate in the AVANA Leadership Project for 2016. Through this project these students will be supported in attending meetings and mentored by AVANA CRNA Leaders.
Please help us in supporting and mentoring these two students by sending a donation to the AVANA Scholarship Fund. Donations are not tax-deductible but they do make a difference in providing leadership opportunities for our future CRNAs. This is also a great way to introduce SRNAs to AVANA and potential employment.
Funds can be sent to AVANA electronically via the website, Vacrna.org, or mailed to Melanie Clemens.
Rebecca Steinhardt CRNA, Scholarship Committee Chairman
AVANA would like to recognize a few of our current members who are involved in leadership positions.
Edward Salkind: William Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC, Columbia, SC
AANA Practice Committee Member
Chris Orrell: Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS
VA Surgical Plan of Care Committee
Dan Lovinaria: Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis MN
President Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA)
Public Relations Chairman: AANA
Angie Mund: Past President of Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists
Chairman of the AANA PAC Committee
Secretary South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists (SCANA)
Lisa Lucas: Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center
OR Flow Committee
Out of OR Airway Management Committee
Ad hoc to Nurse Liaison Committee
Public relations Committee and Nominating Committee Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TANA)
Sherry Swearngin: Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Chairman of Boise VA APRN Committee
AANA Foundation Representative for Idaho