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Education

Sep 6, 2017

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.

Continuing Education

Jul 1, 2019

UNDER DEVELOPMENT/TRIALING: AVANA 102: National CRNA Journal Club UNDER DEVELOPMENT/TRIALING: The AVANA National CRNA Journal Club provides up-to-date high-impact and wide applicability articles. With completion, you’ll also receive automatic Class B Credit documentation. We’re working with the AANA to make it completely automated, but in mean time, you’ll still get a record for participating. UNDER […]

2016 AVANA Education Meeting Announced

Jul 15, 2015

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.

Annual Education Meeting

Sep 7, 2017

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 […]

2017 AVANA Education Meeting

Jul 10, 2016

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 […]

A new way to join

Jul 2, 2017

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 […]

Block Hotel Rate Extended Until April 27th!

Jan 9, 2018

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. […]

About AVANA

Sep 7, 2017

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 […]

Where is AVANA?

Sep 7, 2017

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  

What Do You Suggest?

Sep 7, 2017

We want to hear from you! Tells us what YOU would like us to do. NOV 2017 I have been penalized again for working too much.  I am on pace to exceed the Aggregate Limitation on Compensation for the third year running.  What is AVANA doing to address this issue?  I do not see this […]

Free CEUs for Members

Sep 7, 2017

In the near future AVANA will be offering Continuing Education Units to our members.  These courses will help you stay up-to-date and recertify your CRNA license.

Be A Presenter!

Sep 7, 2017

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 […]

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

Save the Date!

Oct 25, 2017

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

Journal Club

Jun 9, 2019

AVANA is proud to offer members a journal club service included in your membership. High-yield articles will be posted using the VALNET subscriptions already available to us. These article PDFs are available under the title menu “Education” and “Continuing Education.” You can even submit for Class B credits! Additionally, if you have a particular topic […]

Long Beach 2018!

Jun 7, 2018

Pictures and lectures are available under Education, or click pictures or lectures.

Annual Partners

Nov 19, 2018

Our Audience… AVANA is the only professional organizaton that represents over 900 CRNAs employed within the VA Healthcare system. AVANA is committed to the care of our veterans through engagement with every VA medical center in a concerted effort to improve services and promote clinical excellence through advocacy and continued education. Your Opportunity… As an AVANA partner, your […]

2018 ALPS Scholarship

Aug 22, 2017

Now accepting applications for the 2018 ALPS Scholarship AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of leadership skills by encouraging SRNAs to become actively involved in educational, advocacy, and leadership activities. AVANA believes that this will result in a stronger and more engaged group of future CRNAs. This project promises to be […]

Government Employees Eligible to Have Student Debt Forgiven

Nov 6, 2017

The Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness – PSLF, program allows public service employees – including federal employees and military personnel – to have federal student loan payments reduced, and that debt forgiven after making 120 qualifying payments. This article is brought to you by www.FEDweek.com, which is a great resource for federal employees. […]

AHA expresses support for VA proposed rule on advanced practice RNs

Jul 26, 2016

The AHA Friday expressed its full support for a Department of Veterans Affairs’ proposed rule that would allow all advanced practice registered nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. “This proposal is critical to ensuring that an adequate supply of quality licensed health providers is available to care for the […]

AANA to VHA: Now is the Time to Grant CRNAs Full-Practice Authority

Aug 8, 2018

OIG report reveals 22 percent anesthesiology provider shortage in VA, contradicting VA final rule’s findings that excluded CRNA full practice authority For more information, contact: AANA Public Relations Park Ridge, Illinois – The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is urging the VA to reopen its final rule to grant Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) the […]

Granite Financial – First AVANA Annual Partner

Jan 4, 2019

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 […]

Five Things to Know about Who’s Providing Your Anesthesia Care

Jan 23, 2019

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2019For more information, contact: Christopher Bettin, Senior Director, Strategic Communications, cbettin@aana.com, (847) 655-1143. Park Ridge, Illinois—For patients undergoing surgery, having a baby, or needing emergency treatment following a traumatic incident, odds are the hands-on anesthesia care essential to their comfort and safety will be provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist […]

Full Practice Authority Regulation has made it into the Federal Register!

Jun 1, 2016

If finalized, the rule would make the VHA consistent with the U.S. military service branches, which allow CRNAs and other APRNs to practice to the full scope of their education and abilities. Here’s the article from Bloomberg News Here’s the Proposed Regulation If you are a federal employee, you can comment on the regulation! From […]

Clinical References & Teaching Tools

Jul 4, 2019

If you are not at the VHA and want to see the below resources, check on this page on how to get remote access. Some will work without a remote access, but if you experience difficulties, be sure to get remote access through OpenAthens (free!) Video-Based References Procedure Videos References Regional and Neuraxial Videos Potpourri […]

ALPS Scholarship

Sep 12, 2017

What is ALPS? 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. AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of […]

Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs (NOVA) 2016 Legislative Roundtable

Mar 19, 2016

On March 19, 2016, Diane Boettger (AVANA President-Elect) and I attended the 2016 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs Legislative Roundtable. The roundtable serves as a meeting for nursing organizations within and outside the VA along with Veterans Services Organizations to come together to discuss the current legislative efforts of each group. The following groups were […]

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 […]

Board of Directors

Sep 7, 2017

Board of Directors President Peter Kallio DNP, CRNA, MSN, APNP -Milwaukee, WI VA Medical Center Peter Kallio has been a CRNA 27 years. He has been a VA CRNA at the Zablocki VAMC in Milwaukee for 12 years.  He received his BSN from Marquette University; he graduated from the Milwaukee County School of Nurse Anesthesia in […]

AVANA Opportunity for SRNA’s – Share with SRNA’s that you know

Aug 7, 2015

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).

Congratulations to our ALPS Recipients!

Mar 17, 2018

Congratulations to the 2017 ALPS Recipients!   Meaghan E. Locke Meaghan Locke is a SRNA currently enrolled at Wake Forest University, School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program. She expects to complete her program in August 2019. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Delaware in 2008. Meaghan was commissioned in […]

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. […]

Congratulations to our new Board Members!

Apr 10, 2018

*Click on name for CV  Director-at-Large:   I graduated from Marquette University with a BSN in 1996 and was commissioned into the US Army Nurse Corps.  I attended USAGPAN, graduating in 2001.  I was an active duty, US Army Nurse Corps officer from 1996-2006.  I began my career as a VA CRNA within 1 week […]

Committees

Nov 2, 2017

Committees ALPS/Scholarship This committee shall facilitate activities and actions pertaining to AVANA scholarship fund and coordinate fundraising events for scholarship fund. The committee shall review scholarship applications for completeness and make recommendations for  ALPS scholarship awards; present selection committee recommendations to AVANA Board; notify applicants of award status; and present report of selection committee at […]