Our Organization


Founded in 1939, the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists, is the leading advocacy organization for CRNAs and the nurse anesthesia profession in Illinois.  We help anesthesia professionals develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. We provide continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to Certified Nurse Anesthetists and anesthesia students across Illinois.  

Our non-profit association was created to organize CRNAs to support and encourage the art and science of anesthesiology.  In the spirit of our pioneer anesthetists, today the IANA works together in the provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of our profession, as well as strong legislative and regulatory advocacy in this era of never ceasing legislative, reimbursement and work environment challenges.


Thank you from Senator Michael Connelly

Posted on 7/16/2018
IANA Receives Thank You and Photo from Senator Michael Connelly.

2018 Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists Scholarship

Posted on 5/7/2018
Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists Scholarship recipient named.

2018 IANA Lobby Day a Success

Posted on 2/27/2018
Approximately 80 CRNAs and SRNAs came to Springfield to meet with legislative leaders and staff.

New Guidance to CRNAs from IDFPR on CEU Requirements

Posted on 1/25/2018
There were several changes that went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Governor Proclaims January 21-27, 2018 Illinois CRNA Week

Posted on 1/8/2018
Governor Rauner proclaims January 21-27, 2018 as Illinois Nurse Anesthetists Week.


We advocate by uniting members around the world to work on the most important issues facing the profession.

We initiate and manage programs with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and supporting documentation on key issues.

Upcoming Meetings