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National CRNA Week

Jan. 21-27, 2024

Happy CRNA Week, from your friends and colleagues at ֱ!

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia is joining the annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety and the nation’s more than 60,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 49 million anesthetics each year.

“Whether in large urban hospitals, rural surgical centers, or military combat zones, CRNAs deliver high quality anesthesia care for every type of procedure,” said ֱ President Chris Hulin, DNP, MBA, CRNA. “Their specialized skills – including airway management, intubation, and the use of opioid-sparing interventions – allow for the best patient outcomes in every healthcare setting where anesthesia is delivered.”

Due to its significant alumni base in the region, ֱ estimates more than 75% of Middle Tennesseans having surgery entrust their lives to its graduates on a daily basis.

According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), more than 60,000 CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists provide anesthetics to patients in the United States each year, delivering the same safe, high-quality anesthesia care as other anesthesia professionals but at a lower cost, helping to control the nation’s rising healthcare costs.


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About CRNA Week

National CRNA Week is the AANA’s annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety, helping patients, hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and others become more familiar with the CRNA credential and the exceptional advanced practice registered nurses who have earned it.

About Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Founded in 1950, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (ֱ) provides graduate-level education and training of nurse anesthetists in a Christian environment born of its Seventh-day Adventist heritage. ֱ is the only independent, fully accredited anesthesia institution of its kind in the nation, instilling excellence through innovative and diverse clinical experience. More than 75% of Middle Tennesseans having surgery entrust their lives to its graduates on a daily basis. A leader in academic, clinical and professional distinction, ֱ is responsive to the needs of its constituents, providing affordable graduate education for students from diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit www.mtsa.edu or call (888) 353-ֱ.

More information about the role and value of CRNAs is available from the AANA at .