CRNA Week 2021

Jan. 24-30, 2021

Happy CRNA Week!

MTSA is joining the celebration of anesthesia patient safety and the nation’s nearly 57,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 49 million anesthetics each year.

“CRNAs have been vital on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic,” said MTSA President Chris Hulin, DNP, MBA, CRNA. “This year especially, we recognize and celebrate their heroic, life-saving work during this healthcare crisis.”

The School is featured in outdoor billboard and radio advertisements in the Nashville market, in addition to social media promotion.

Watch Videos about MTSA & CRNAs

Watch the AANA’s video on the work of CRNAs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch MTSA’s video featuring the School’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

Watch MTSA featured on Fox 17 Nashville

The theme for this year’s National CRNA Week is “Nurse Anesthetists – Experts you trust. Care you count on.” The annual campaign helps 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.

According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), nearly 57,000 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.

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

“Every day, CRNAs deliver essential healthcare in thousands of communities and are able to prevent gaps in access to anesthesia services, especially in rural, inner-city and other medically underserved areas of the country,” Hulin added.

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 (MTSA) provides graduate-level education and training of nurse anesthetists in a Christian environment born of its Seventh-day Adventist heritage. MTSA is the only independent, fully accredited anesthesia institution of its kind in the nation, instilling excellence through innovative and diverse clinical experience. More than two-thirds of Middle Tennesseans having surgery entrust their lives to its graduates on a daily basis. A leader in academic, clinical and professional distinction, MTSA 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-MTSA.

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