About Us

The North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NCANA) is the healthcare professional organization representing approximately 3,400 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists. As anesthesia experts, CRNAs deliver high-quality anesthesia care in every type of healthcare facility and for every type of procedure that requires anesthesia services. Using their critical care nursing background and graduate-level anesthesia education and training, these skilled professionals provide more than 2.5 million anesthetics each year to patients across North Carolina.

On behalf of its members and the patients they serve, NCANA strives to:

  • protect and advance nurse anesthesia practice through advocacy and public education, and
  • ensure patient access to safe, cost-effective anesthesia care, especially in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state. 

Patients who receive their anesthesia from a CRNA can rest assured that they are in the care of a provider who will be at their side and on their side throughout their procedure: Every breath, every heartbeat, every second.

Need-to-Know Information about CRNAs

What's Happening
Friday, November 1, 2024 - Sunday, November 3, 2024
Charlotte, NC
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Peer Assistance & Wellness
Anesthesia professionals may work long hours, experience high stress, and deal with challenging cases that take an emotional toll. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use disorder or other professional wellness issues and need assistance, help is available through the AANA Helpline at (800) 654-5167. Calls are answered live 24/7 by trained professionals.

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