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The Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists is a statewide professional organization of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) dedicated to promoting the profession of nurse anesthesia. Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for nearly 150 years. Click here for more information.
National CRNA Week Jan. 25-31
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Minnesota and across the country are celebrating the 16th annual National CRNA Week, January 25-31, 2015 with mayoral proclamations, public radio spots, public awareness events and social media outreach.
The theme for National CRNA Week 2015 is “CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care Today,” which carries forward the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) new public education campaign. The campaign is designed to help healthcare facility administrators and legislators make informed decisions about how best to deliver safe, high-quality, cost-effective anesthesia care in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment.
Read our news release or to see what’s happening in Minnesota for National CRNA Week visit MANA on Facebook, and to learn more about the role and value of CRNAs in delivering anesthesia care visit http://www.future-of-anesthesia-care-today.com/
APRN Licensure Update
As of January 1, 2015, all CRNAs in Minnesota will be required to carry an APRN license in addition to your current RN licensure. All forms and additional information are available at the Board of Nursing website - http://mn.gov/health-licensing-boards/nursing/.
MANA and the APRN Coalition in collaboration with the Minnesota Board of Nursing have developed some FAQs regarding the APRN licensing process. Click here to view the FAQs.
CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care Today
CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care Today is a public awareness campaign to educate key audiences about the role and value of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in delivering anesthesia care in today’s — and tomorrow’s — U.S. healthcare system. The campaign features a new website www.future-of-anesthesia-care-today.com, with information on the cost-effectiveness, education, safety, and accessibility of CRNAs, who were the first recognized anesthesia specialists, dating back to the U.S. Civil War. Visit www.aana.com/future-today for easy access to both the campaign website and the PR area on the member side of the AANA website.
Join a MANA Committee Today!
The Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA) is an active association that relies on the participation of its members, which in turn offers opportunities for professional growth. Maximize your investment by joining a MANA committee today! Click here for committee descriptions and additional information.