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Advancing quality anesthesia care, serving our members, promoting the nurse anesthesia profession.

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Recognized leaders in anesthesia care, who are known for their commitment to patient safety.

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Welcome to the website of the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ALANA). ALANA is the professional organization that represents our state’s nurse anesthetists and student nurse anesthetists. Our organization’s expertise ranges from governmental practice issues, workplace issues, continuing education, public relations, patient advocacy, and other matters related to the promotion of the nurse anesthesia profession. This website is developed and maintained to keep the members and friends of ALANA informed on issues and opportunities of importance in our rapidly changing health care environment.

Our Mission — Advancing quality anesthesia care, serving our members, promoting the nurse anesthesia profession.

Our Vision — To be recognized leaders in anesthesia care, who:

  • are known for their commitment to patient safety
  • practice at the fullest extent of their scope of practice
  • have 100% of Alabama CRNAs as members
  • are fully reimbursed for their services

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ALANA has a long history of successful advocacy for our profession due to the dedication and loyalty of our members. This is YOUR state association and YOUR membership is vital to our future success.

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A Letter from Our President


Good Day and thank you for stopping by our website. If it has been a while since you visited you will notice that we have a new look. It is my intent that we develop this site into a place where our members can find answers to their questions about our association, register for one of our meetings, discover active links to our social media sites and our PAC, and find current information related to wellness issues. If you prefer to check us out on your mobile device you will find that we have a very friendly mobile format as well. I anticipate that we will continue to add new content to this site at least every month, so please come back often.


If you are a patient, we have an area just for you. I hope you find that this site is filled with information that will help you understand what anesthesia is all about. There is even a place where you can ask an anesthesia professional a question. I believe that by offering you a better appreciation of what we do that we can help allay some of your concerns regarding your anesthetic experience.


If you are a student, or even someone that is interested in finding out more about a career as a nurse anesthetist, we have added an area for you too. Did you know that the job satisfaction rate among CRNA’s is one of the highest in the country? That’s only one of the reasons US News & World Report recently ranked the job of Nurse Anesthetist #3 in health care, and #4 in the 100 best jobs overall. Please spend some time on our site, as you will be able to uncover just what it takes to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.


As president of the ALANA for the 2016-2017 term, I welcome both our members and our visitors to our site. To all of our members I say thank you for supporting your professional association. If I can be of any assistance to you, my contact information is on this website. I look forward to hearing from you.


Brent H. Ledford CRNA MS
President ALANA


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