2016 AVANA Education Meeting Tradewinds Island Grand Resort St. Petersburg Beach, Florida May 22-25th, 2016 Watch for more details in the News and Events section of the website.
May 18th – 21st, 2017 at the Chicago Westin O’Hare Hotel Regional Workshop on May 18th! FULL! Lectures and presentations May 19th – 21st The Westin O’Hare is just minutes from O’Hare International Airport and provides a complimentary shuttle service that departs from the hotel. Additionally, you’re just walking distance to the Blue Line […]
The 2016 AVANA Meeting Registration and Program are now available on the meeting page. http://vacrna.com/avana-annual-education–meeting/
2015 AVANA Annual Meeting in San Diego Banquet on the Beach
May 16-19, 2019 | New Orleans, LAJW Marriott New Orleans This educational program is designed to meet the requirements for 20 Class A CE credits. Hotel JW Marriott, 614 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130 This block is full. Please see below for alternate option.Hotel rate: $160 – please reserve your room online HEREDeadline to […]
AVANA can be found each year at the following events: The AVANA Educational Annual Meeting AANA Mid-Year Assembly NOVA Legislative Roundtable in Washington DC AANA Annual Congress AVANA is a Silver Member of the Nursing Community Calition
One of our primary functions is the continuing education and development of our CRNAs. Learn more about our Annual Education meetings, scholarships, other training materials.
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 […]
Who can become a “Friend of AVANA”? Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, active or retired Schools of Nurse Anesthesia Nursing Organizations What will the donations be used for? Donations from CRNA Friends of AVANA would be utilized to strengthen the AVANA organization and increase outreach to veteran service organizations in regard to CRNA practice within the […]
About AVANA In 1973, twenty-six (26) VA CRNA’s created AVANA. From the beginning, education has been our first priority. In 1974, the first educational workshop was held in Des Moines, Iowa. Annual educational symposiums have continued in various locations nationwide. AVANA Objectives Promote quality and safe anesthesia services to the veteran patient Provide continuing education […]
AVANA turns 40! AVANA Members and VA CRNA’s celebrated the 40th Anniversary of AVANA at the 2013 AANA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas
We are excited to announce our newest partner, Granite Financial Solutions, LLC (GFS). Partnering with GFS will bring a host of benefits to our members. Granite Financial Solutions is an independent financial services company that provides services to many Federal, Military and civilian CRNAs across the country. AVANA’s leadership has decided to partner with GFS as we believe […]
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May 16-19, 2019 | New Orleans, LAJW Marriott New Orleans We are currently looking for poster presentations and vendors. Please contact email@example.com for more information. Hotel JW Marriott, 614 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Hotel rate: $160 – make your reservation online hereDeadline to reserve: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 SOLD OUT Alternate room block: Wyndham […]
The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee invite SRNA’s to participate in an exciting leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS).
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. Thank you AVANA Membership Committee
In April 2015, AVANA members and guest CRNA’s from around the country met with the House and Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs to discuss current VA CRNA related issues.
We have recently been asked to include information on our facebook site (in addition to the website) whenever we learn of new information. That sounded easy enough, it puts the onus on AVANA to provide communication in more ways. In the past we have communicated via post cards, newsletters, email bulletins and email blasts. So […]
CRNA Friends of AVANA Annual Partners
Members of AVANA were in DC earlier this month at the AANA’s Mid-Year Assembly Click on the photo to see more!
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Thank you to the following individuals and organizations for their support of AVANA!
May 18th-20th in Long Beach. Join us for an fun and exciting meeting, packed with great speakers and pig tracheas! If you’ve been to our meeting before, you know what a good time it is. If you haven’t, make this year your first! Come meet CRNAs from different VA’s and hospitals all across the country. […]
The AVANA Update held during the 2017 AANA Annual Congress in Seattle was very well attended this year. Lots of new faces came to learn more about the group. CRNA Members who have presented scholarly works or who have received public accolades were recognized. The option of Payroll deduction of dues has begun and we […]
Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists at the 2016 AANA Annual Congress Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Special Guest: Penny Jensen DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Nursing Service Liaison for National APRN Policy Author of the VA APRN Proposed Rule AP44 When: Sunday, September 11th, 2016 Time: 1730 […]
Garrett Peterson – President Elect Angela Mund – Executive Director Melanie Clemens – Treasurer Rita Silen – Director at Large Diane Boettger – Eastern Regional Director Sherry Swearngin – President Rebecca Steinhart – Central Regional Director Darla Bussey – Western Regional Director Ed Salkind – Southern Regional Director Ed Pinero – Secretary
Join us for a VA CRNA update! Where: The Sheraton Seattle, Ballard Room When: Monday, September 11th, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Join us for a VA CRNA Update! When: Monday, September 24, 2018 | 5:00pm-6:00pm Where: Sheraton – Boston | Back Bay A Register online for the AANA Annual Congress
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.
Present At Our Annual Meeting Our annual meeting is a great opportunity to get exposure within the AVANA community. Interested in speaking, or hosting a webinar? Speak at our Annual Education Meeting Come to our annual education meeting and present a topic you are passionate about (relating to anesthesia). Presentations generally last for 45 minutes […]
2018 AVANA Education Meeting -SAVE THE DATE- May 17th – 20th, 2018 at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel *More details to come, check back shortly! Vendor Registration Form 2018 Vendor Registration Form
Writing a check to AVANA every year can be a hassle – so thank you to our members who have been doing it! This year, we have a much better way – Payroll Deduction. AVANA dues will come out of your paycheck in the amount of $4.81 every two weeks, and you will no longer […]