• Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) have been providing anesthesia in the United States for more than 150 years. CRNAs play a vital role in ensuring safe, quality, cost- effective anesthesia care in the United States.
  • CRNAs are highly educated professionals who provide every type of anesthesia. There are more than 53,000 CRNAs in the United States.
  • Nurse anesthetists provide more than 45 million anesthetics each year and are the primary providers of anesthesia in rural America, in the Veteran’s Administration, and in the US military.
  • Nurse anesthetists are required to have at least 7- 8 ½ years of training. CRNAs graduate today with a master’s or doctorate degree.
  • They deliver the same type of anesthesia as other anesthesia professionals but at a lower cost, helping to control rising healthcare costs. Numerous studies have found that anesthesia delivered by a CRNA is just as safe as when delivered by a physician anesthesiologist.
  • The New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NHANA) is the professional association representing over 200 CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetist in the state of New Hampshire.