Our mission is to lead, protect, promote, educate and empower Kentucky CRNAs.
About KyANA

The mission of the Kentucky Association of Nurse Anesthetists (KyANA) is to lead, protect, promote, educate and empower Kentucky CRNAs.

  • Our Vision is to be:
    • The professional resource for Kentucky CRNAs and patient education
    • An effective and responsive advocate for all CRNAs in Kentucky
    • An engaged and proactive community of members
  • Our Mission is to empower Kentucky CRNAs by:
    • Protecting the profession of nurse anesthesia
    • Providing education and knowledge resources for the members
    • Promoting professionalism and leadership
    • Advocating for equitable healthcare policy, patient safety, and an informed public

For more information about KyANA contact:

Autumn Phelps
Account Manger
201 E. Main Street, Suite 1405
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: 859-514-9163


About CRNAs

The credential CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) came into existence in 1956. CRNAs are anesthesia professionals who safely administer approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States.  CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America, enabling healthcare facilities in these medically underserved areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management and trauma stabilization services. In some states, CRNAs are the sole providers in nearly 100% of the rural hospitals.

CRNAs provide anesthesia in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, and other qualified healthcare professionals. When anesthesia is administered by a nurse anesthetist, it is recognized as the practice of nursing; when administered by an anesthesiologist, it is recognized as the practice of medicine. Regardless of whether their educational background is in nursing or medicine, all anesthesia professionals give anesthesia the same way.

CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered: traditional hospital surgical suites and obstetrical delivery rooms; critical access hospitals; ambulatory surgical centers; the offices of dentists, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, and pain management specialists; and U.S. military, Public Health Services, and Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities.

CRNA Education & History