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Member Benefits

Jan 3, 2019

When you join AVANA you will receive: Access to the only professional association devoted solely to VA CRNAs Effective representation at the federal level Electronic updates on issues affecting VA CRNAs Access to members only content on www.vacrna.com AVANA’s Newsletter Discounts on our annual educational symposium Access to AVANA’s network of CRNAs capable of advising […]

Membership List

Sep 7, 2017

Here’s our most current list of members from all across the United States. From Hawaii to Puerto Rico, our membership is growing every day. Click HERE to view our current membership list *updated May 19, 2019

Become a Member

Sep 6, 2017

Membership Types & Fees Please note all memberships are March 1- February 28 Active Member $125: Individuals who are currently CRNAs employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Active members in good standing have voting privileges. Student Member $10: Individuals who are Registered Nurses enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia educational program or who have recently […]

Members Only

Sep 6, 2017

Welcome AVANA Member… As a registered AVANA member, you have access to exclusive content and information.  

Now Accepting Nominations

Jan 4, 2019

The AVANA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the following board positions. Terms would be begin in May 2019. All applicants must be an active AVANA member in good standing. Secretary serves one (1) term of two (2) years and is eligible for re-election, but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms Treasurer serves one (1) […]

New webpage coming soon!

Sep 6, 2017

AVANA is pleased to announce that our new and improved website should be complete soon! It will be much nicer and easier to navigate. We will need to re-establish our membership list by sending you a verification email. Be on the lookout for one!

2019 Presentations

May 19, 2019

Thursday Upper Torso Pain Blocks Gerry Pedersen, CRNA Lipid Rescue Gerry Pedersen, CRNA Supporting the Clinical Educator Role while Protecting Student Rights Laura Bonanno, CRNA Emergence Delirium: Maintaining Veteran and Employee Safety William Pileggi, CRNA, MSN; Michael Boland, M.Ed.; David Julian, M.Ed.; Amanda Beckstead, SRNA, CCRN, BSN, Doctoral Candidate Friday Think Differently: A Guide to Expecting the Unexpected Matt Welder, DNP, […]

2016-2017 AVANA Membership Renewal

Jan 16, 2016

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

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 […]

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  

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 […]

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 […]

Now Accepting Nominations

Jan 1, 2017

We need your help! Volunteer for the 2017-2018 AVANA Board of Directors, or volunteer to be Regional Director. Know an AVANA member you think would be great? Nominate them! The following positions will be vacant: ·         President Elect ·         Treasurer ·         Secretary ·        […]

2015 Dr. Maureen Reilly AANA Foundation Scholarship Award Winner

Sep 13, 2015

At the 2015 AANA Annual Congress, the AANA Foundation presented the their scholarship recipients. This year, the 2015 Dr. Maureen Reilly Scholarship Recipient is Kittipong (Burt) Srisuwan SRNA Congratulations Kittipong from the AVANA Board of Directors! Burt is a student at the Medical University of South Carolina. His program director is Dr. Angela Mund a past […]

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 […]

Board Nominations

Nov 28, 2018

The AVANA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the following board positions. Terms would be begin in May 2019. All applicants must be an active AVANA member in good standing. Secretary serves one (1) term of two (2) years and is eligible for re-election, but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms Treasurer serves one (1) […]

Social Media and AVANA

Oct 17, 2018

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VA CRNA’s in leadership positions

Oct 5, 2015

AVANA would like to recognize a few of our current members who are involved in leadership positions. Edward Salkind: William Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC, Columbia, SC AANA Practice Committee Member Chris Orrell:  Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Biloxi, MS VA Surgical Plan of Care Committee Dan Lovinaria: Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Minneapolis […]

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).

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 […]

Government Affairs

Sep 7, 2017

Veteran Care Legislation Tracker 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. Nursing Community Coalition’s Thank You […]