We Are Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists – Advanced Practice Nurses specializing in Anesthesia

WHAT WE DO: For more than 150 years CRNAs/APN-As (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists/Advanced Practice Nurse-Anesthesia) have served patients on the battlefield, in veteran’s facilities, at local clinics and doctors’ offices and in surgical centers and hospitals.

We safely administer more than 50 Million anesthetics each year nationwide to help patients effectively manage the pain and trauma of medical procedures.


TRUST: We are members of one of the nation’s most trusted professions according to Gallup.

EDUCATION: It takes a minimum of 8 to 10.5 calendar years of education and experience and graduates of nurse anesthesia educational programs must pass the National Certification Examination.

COST-EFFECTIVENESS: A 2010 study published in the journal Nursing Economics found CRNAs acting as the sole anesthesia provider are the most cost-effective model for anesthesia delivery,

QUALITY OF CARE: A 2010 study published in the journal Nursing Economics found there is no measurable difference in the quality of care between CRNAs and other anesthesia providers or by anesthesia delivery model.

SAFETY: Researchers studying anesthesia safety found no differences in care between nurse anesthetists and physician anesthesiologists.

COLLABORATION: CRNAs provide anesthesia in collaboration with surgeons, dentists, podiatrists, physician anesthesiologists, and other qualified healthcare professionals. Regardless of whether their educational background is in nursing or medicine, all anesthesia professionals give anesthesia the same way.

Click here to read the full AANA Fact Sheet.

NJANA is Here for You!

For more than 80 years, the New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NJANA) has been dedicated to advancing the nurse anesthesia profession, protecting our members, and advocating for safe and accessible anesthesia care.

NJANA represent the interests of some 900 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and Advanced Practice Nurses in Anesthesia (APN-As) in the State of New Jersey. We are here to serve you, and improve the nurse anesthesia practice and experience across New Jersey.

In collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) we provide our members with:

Courses are Now Available!!!

Cannabis and Anesthesia: Improving Confidence and Knowledge Among Anesthesia Providers 

CORE Module II and Class A Credit Course