MTSA to commemorate National CRNA Week

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) is joining healthcare providers nationwide in recognizing the unique skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) during National CRNA Week Jan. 24-30.

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

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 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (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 75% 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 or call (888) 353-MTSA.

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

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