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In Memoriam: Bonnie Winters

Apr 16, 2020

BONNIE WINTERS COLLINS, 79 of Parker, Colorado passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020. She was born Bonnie Jean Tomlinson in Chicago, Illinois on November 20, 1940 to Albert E. Tomlinson and Violet L. Tomlinson (née Smith). She graduated from Vallejo High School, California in 1958, where she was a member of the Hospital Service […]

VA Critical Care RNs- Become a CRNA! VA CRNA Educational Opportunity

Apr 9, 2020

The VA is pleased to announce that the VA/Army collaborative effort to educate VA Critical Care Nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) through the Employee Incentive Scholarship Program (EISP) pilot project is soliciting applications for the upcoming 2021 cycle.  This is a wonderful upward mobility opportunity for VA ICU nurses to join the […]

COVID-19 Resources for VA Anesthesia Providers

Mar 19, 2020

As we are all closely monitoring the developments regarding COVID-19, below are resources which may be helpful to review and assist you further during this time. This page will update frequently so check back often. Case Tracking VHA Cases (updated daily) Case Tracking from Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering CDC Tracking in the United […]

2020 AVANA Annual Meeting Poster Presenter Submission

Nov 19, 2019

Requirements A practicing CRNA who is affiliated with the VA through either employment or schooling. A SRNA currently enrolled in an accredited School of Nurse Anesthesia. A team of CRNA/SRNA with at least one person having an affiliation with VA, enrolled in a school which has an affiliation with the VA, or enrolled in an […]

DEA Number Application

Oct 14, 2019

Click here to go to the DEA application page. VHA Handbook 1108.05 requires all providers to have their own DEA number if their state licensing allows for controlled substance prescribing. VA prescribers who qualify for a DEA registration are no longer permitted to use the VA institutional DEA registration with an individual suffix. CRNA’s currently apply […]

Star Award

Oct 8, 2019

Front: Dr. Palm, Kara Morningstar DNP, CRNA, Jeremy Anderson CRNA, Eric Swanlund II DNP, CRNA, Jill Lange CRNA, Kristin Doan DNP, CRNA, Dr. Trillos, Dr. Webber, Dr. Apostolidou (Chief Anesthesiologist), Back: Dr. Tolly, Mr. Kelly Minneapolis Director, Garrett Peterson DNP, CRNA, Dr Waly, Thomas Rubenzer CRNA (Chief CRNA), Dr. Rocha, Dr. Santilli, (Chief of Surgical […]

VA Congressional Fellowship Program

Jun 24, 2019

Program Description Here The Department is seeking highly motivated VA employees to work in the Capitol Hill office of a Member of Congress or with a congressional committee.  Successful candidates will begin working on Capitol Hill during January 2020.  The ideal candidate is an employee who meets the eligibility criteria and works in the Washington, […]

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 […]

Career Management

Jun 9, 2019

VA One-License Concept: Some facilities try to force applicants to obtain a new license, but this is actually not in accordance with national policy. Click to find out more. DEA Number Application: Did you know your DEA is free through the VA? Go to this paged to find out how to get it. Current job […]

2019 Annual Meeting

Jan 16, 2019

May 16-19, 2019 | New Orleans, LAJW Marriott New Orleans We are currently looking for poster presentations and vendors. Please contact [email protected] 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 […]

Members Only Documents

Jun 27, 2018

2019-20 AVANA Board Contact Information 2019 AVANA Update at AANA Annual Congress Minutes 2018 Business Meeting Minutes 2017 Business Meeting Minutes Favorable Documents Regarding CRNAs The  Absence of Surgeon Liability – AzAS Anesthesia and the Changing Healthcare Landscape: CRNAs’ Valuable Role – AANA Answering Today’s Need for High-Quality Anesthesia Care at a Lower Cost – […]

Get involved!

Nov 5, 2017

Seeking applications for the Anesthesia Service Field Advisory Committee (FAC) The deadline for applications is November 17, 2017 The VHA National Anesthesia Service is a component of the Office of Specialty Care Services (SCS).  SCS is a direct report to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy & Services.  We have three Field Advisory Committee […]

Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship

Sep 12, 2017

About the Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship In recognition of her years of excellent service to our nation’s veterans and to the Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists, the AVANA Board of Directors has funded an AANA Foundation Scholarship in the name of Dr. Maureen Reilly CRNA PhD. Dr. Reilly passed away in February 2011 at […]

Government Affairs

Sep 7, 2017

Veteran Care Legislation Tracker (GovTrack) To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for certain individuals discharged from service in the Armed Forces by reason of sexual orientation or gender identity, and for other purposes. A bill to recognize […]

Board of Directors

Sep 7, 2017

Board of Directors President Peter Kallio DNP, CRNA, MSN, APNP -Milwaukee, Zablocki VAMC Peter Kallio has been a CRNA 31 years. He has been a VA CRNA at the Zablocki VAMC in Milwaukee since 2004.  He received his BSN from Marquette University; he graduated from the Milwaukee County School of Nurse Anesthesia in 1989, received his […]


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 […]

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 […]

Message from the AANA President

Jun 22, 2017

Dear Diane:This week, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), along with Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Andy Harris (R-MD), and John Moolenaar (R-MI),  re-introduced the ASA-backed “Medicare Access to Rural Anesthesiology Act” (HR 2881). The AANA is strongly opposing this legislation, but your member of Congress needs to hear from you as a constituent as well. Please take […]

CRNA Week 2016!

Jan 22, 2016

January 24 – 30, 2016 National CRNA Week is celebrated the last full week in January on an annual basis. 2015 marked the 15th National CRNA Week, which began in 2000. National CRNA Week is the AANA’s annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety and the nation’s 49,000+ Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse […]

2013 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs Rountable

Feb 12, 2013

2013 Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs Roundtable Washington DC The 2013 NOVA Legislative Roundtable was held on 15 February, 2013 in Washington, DC. Sherry Swearngin and Dave Polner represented AVANA, along with Frank Purcell, AANA Senior Federal Affairs Director. Many of the Veterans Service Organizations (VSO), to include the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans […]