Snyder: CRNAs stand ready to serve Virginia patients

August 3, 2021

Original Roanoke Times Op-Ed By: Jean Snyder This year, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists celebrates its 90th anniversary. As president of the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, I would like to congratulate our national organization along with Virginia Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists on this [...]

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Virginia nurses answer the call to help areas hardest hit by COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Original WTVR Article By: Shelby Brown RICHMOND, Va. -- For 27 years Nick Keene has been working as a certified registered nurse anesthetist or CRNA. These days—like many CRNA’s, he has found himself out of work since elective surgeries have been put on hold. But, he’s still in the fight [...]

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CRNA Wins Prestigious Military Award

October 22, 2015

Virginia Certified Registered Nurse, Association President and Air Force Colonel Jan Setnor received the Brigadier General Beverly Lindsey Excellence Award. VANA President, Jan Setnor, has just been named the United States Air Force Reserve Command, Nursing Leadership ExcellenceAward winner for 2015. Each year, this award is presented to one individual. [...]

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CRNA – PAC

December 3, 2013

Why PAC, Why Now? Click here to donate to CRNA's PAC online. I am reading a book, "From Silence to Voice – What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public" by Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon. The authors are two journalists that have written about what they learned about [...]

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CRNAs Rock at the Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon!

September 5, 2013

The VANA CRNAs Rock!  The VANA CRNAs Rock! is celebrating its 10th anniversary of running the Rock N Roll ½ Marathon in VA Beach!! This year the race will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2015. We are currently building our team of volunteers and runners for the 2015 race! Call for Runners- [...]

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The Latest In Government Affairs

September 5, 2013

VANA Government Relations Committee Co-Chair Tom Watters, CRNA Email: GRC@vana.org ABOUT THE GRC The Government Relations Committee (GRC), working with the VANA Lobbyist, shall address matters pertaining to legislation and regulations and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. As well as carrying out the activities of the Association as [...]

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Nurse Anesthesia in Virginia

September 5, 2013

A Brief History of Nurse Anesthesia in Virginia The art and profession of Nurse Anesthesia can be traced back to 1877, when Sister Mary Bernard administered anesthesia at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is the first identifiable Nurse Anesthetist; documents that are available tend to lead one to [...]

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Continuing Education For CRNAs

September 5, 2013

Soon this will take you to a great resource for education throughout the commonwealth, online and beyond. Pl check back soon as this page is populated. For now, please look at the Calendar for upcoming events.

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Message From Our President

September 5, 2013

 Calling all VANA members… Be present! The Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists is just that, an Association. Synonyms for association include; alliance, partnership and cooperative. All of these entities describe a group of individuals who come together to achieve shared goals. Specifically VANA is our professional association, and unlike a [...]

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