The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) has been celebrating CRNA Week since 2000 to recognize 59,000 + practicing nurse anesthetists in the U.S.
Nurse anesthesiology traces its origins to the 1860s, when nurses eased the suffering of wounded soldiers in the Civil War. Today, there are nearly 66,000 CRNAs and nurse anesthesia students in the U.S.
Join the AANA in celebrating the rich past and promising future of the original anesthesia experts this National CRNA Week 2023!
Hear from Richard P. Conley Jr. below about his journey as a CRNA, DNP, and Nurse Educator: