Recent Articles

Sharing the Knowledge

Jun 9, 2019

by Diane Boettger, 8/9/2019 I was listening to a recent interview in which the speaker made a comment – “What good is knowledge if it is not shared with others?”  It got me to thinking about how our organization’s mission of education and networking to advance the betterment of nurse anesthesia  practice within the VA is really […]

VA announces access standards for health care

Jun 9, 2019

Strengthening VA Health Care Today, our Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, announced proposed access standards for Veteran community care as part of VA’s efforts to implement the VA MISSION Act.  Improving access standards is one of the many steps VA has and will continue to take to ensure that we are providing the best health care […]

Congratulations to our 2019 ALPS Recipients!

Apr 24, 2019

Ana Gonzalez Ana R. Gonzalez is a third year Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who is committed to joining forces with fellow SRNAs and CRNAs to bring a unique voice and perspective to advocate for the nurse anesthesia profession, and to bring justice for our nation’s veterans and minority groups. […]

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 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.

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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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