Recent Articles

Friends of AVANA

Nov 11, 2018

In response to  inquiries from CRNAs not currently employed within the VA, veterans and former students who have asked “how they can help AVANA”, we have now launched a Friends of AVANA program. Much discussion was held during the annual meeting on how non VA CRNAs could participate in our organization and this voluntary donation […]

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 […]

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

AVANA Update at the AANA Annual Congress

Oct 18, 2018

A nice group met to discuss VA related issues while in Boston on September 24, 2018.   Pictured are some of those present for the discussion. Ralph Kohl from the DC office of AANA was present to Answer Questions and inform CRNAs of actions taken by the AANA on behalf of VA CRNAs.

About AVANA

The Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) is a voluntary, professional organization dedicated to VA CRNAs. Our mission is to provide quality and safe anesthesia to our veterans, and help keep CRNAs reach their maximum potential through education and federal representation.

Become a Member

The Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists is the voluntary, professional organization of certified registered nurse anesthetists employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s the only professional association devoted solely to VA CRNAs. You’ll gain effective representation at the federal level.

Education & Scholarships

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.

Members Only

The members only section is accessible for current AVANA members only. This section contains information about government relations, VA policies, and what’s happening in different VAs around the country.

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