Welcome to ALANA
Welcome to the website of the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ALANA). ALANA is the professional organization that represents over one thousand nurse anesthetists and two hundred student anesthetists in Alabama in matters ranging 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.
- 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
To our members, I ask that you check this website at least once a week so that you can stay up-to-date on late-breaking information that affects your profession. Links to matters of urgency and importance will be posted on the right side of this opening page. Use this website to contact members of your Board of Directors. Use this website for details on our many state association meetings. We will post downloadable registration forms for your convenience and offer online registration and payment as well. We have added a resource for you on the topic of Chemical Dependency. Important contact information is included here to assist you. Just remember, all of your important ALANA information is just a click away, whether you are at home, the hospital, or a friend's house.
To our patients, we have added an area just for you! Hopefully you will find this area 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!
To our students or those interested in a career as a nurse anesthetist, we have added an area for you too. Hopefully you will find the answers to many of your questions about what a career as a CRNA involves and what the educational requirements are. You are the future of our profession and we will do our best to help you in any way we can.
As president of the ALANA for the 2012 – 2013 term, it is my pleasure to welcome all to the AlabamaCRNA.org website. If I can be of assistance to you, do not hesitate to ask.