Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists


The Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists is the voluntary, professional organization of certified registered nurse anesthetists employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Diane Boettger, AVANA President

Diane Boettger, AVANA President

When you join AVANA you will receive:

  • Access to the only professional association devoted solely to VA CRNAs
  • Effective representation at the federal level
  • Electronic updates on issues affecting VA CRNAs
  • Access to AVANA’s website www.vacrna.org and MEMBER only page
  • AVANA’s Newsletter
  • Discounts on our annual educational symposium
  • Access to AVANA’s network of CRNAs capable of advising you regarding issues affecting your workplace

AVANA is your source for information on issues affecting VHA CRNAs
It pays to stay connected!

  • Locality Pay
  • Current Legislation
  • Educational Offerings
  • Full Practice Authority Regulation
  • CRNA Qualification Standards

Ways To Pay