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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. View our current membership list:Click Here for PDF FormatClick Here for Excel Format*updated May 5, 2020

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 VA Handbook 1123 revision Continuous updates on issues affecting VA CRNAs Access to members only content on www.vacrna.com AVANA’s Newsletter and e-communications Discounts on our annual educational symposium Access to AVANA’s […]

How to Become a Member

Sep 6, 2017

VHA 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 […]

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!

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 […]

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, […]

Annual Education Meeting – CANCELLED

Sep 7, 2017

Meeting Update – March 12, 2020 As news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to dominate conversation and news cycles, the AVANA board and Annual Meeting planning committee are taking precautions to keep our membership safe. In order to reduce exposure, we feel it would be in the organization’s best interest to limit gatherings of large […]

AVANA Leadership Opportunity for SRNAs

Oct 8, 2019

AVANA Leadership Opportunity for SRNAs The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee invite you to participate in an exciting leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS). AVANA is seeking to support SRNA education and the development of leadership skills by […]

CANCELLED – AVANA Annual Meeting

Mar 3, 2020

Meeting Update – March 12, 2020 As news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to dominate conversation and news cycles, the AVANA board and Annual Meeting planning committee are taking precautions to keep our membership safe. In order to reduce exposure, we feel it would be in the organization’s best interest to limit gatherings of large […]

VA Microsoft Home Use Program Benefit

Dec 2, 2019

To access the Microsoft Home Use Program web site, please follow the steps below: Click on the web site link below (will only work from a va.gov computer) Microsoft Home Use Program Enter your “va.gov” email address Use this listed code for the program code: 86E6355D06 Note: this program code is assigned to our organization […]

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  

Regional and Neuraxial Anesthesia Procedure Videos

Jul 4, 2019

If you are not at the VHA and want to see the below videos, check on this page on how to get remote access. General Topics Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Introduction and Overview Lipid Rescue for Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) Bier Block (Intravenous Regional Anesthesia) Regional Anatomy Gross: Neck/Upper extremity 1, Neck/Upper Extremity 2, […]

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) […]

Regional Director Toolbox

Jun 13, 2019

Regional Directors Areas of Responsibility Actual CRNAs at Each Facility (updated 7/2019) CRNA Contact Information State Outreach AANA State Association List

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, […]

GFS Webinar Opportunity

Sep 19, 2019

GFS Webinar Opportunity Hosted by Larry Welder, Granite Financial Solutions Granite Financial Solutions will be hosting a live webinar, specifically covering FEGLI Life Insurance Benefit on Thursday June 4th, 2020 @ 8:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM CT & 5:00 PT or Sunday June 7th, 2020 @ 4:00 PM ET’; 3:00 PM CT. We will be […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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).

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE

Jan 13, 2020

VHA Central Office Redesign and Town Hall InviteJanuary 09, 2020 I am excited to share that Secretary Wilkie has approved plans to redesign VHA Central Office (VHACO). Our goal is to more efficiently support facilities across VHA to improve care to Veterans. It has taken more than a year to develop a design that best […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]