Welcome to ALANA

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



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

Our Mission is to advance quality anesthesia care, serve our members, promote the nurse anesthesia profession.


Our Vision  is 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

COVID-19 Update

Dear ALANA Members,


We were disappointed that we were unable to see everyone in Destin, but ALANA did the right thing and cancelled our in-person meeting for the safety and well being of our members. Today, we are delighted to announce that we are offering current AANA members the opportunity to get 24.5 Class A CEUs and 12 Pharm credits at no charge.


Just log on to our virtual CEU website, once there, just click on the ALANA CEU Seminars link and enter your contact information and enter the password, which is Crna@2020.


Because the lectures are virtual independent study, members are required to take a five question quiz following each lecture. You must get at least four of the answers correct to get the credit - sorry, only one try is allowed. In addition, you still have to complete and return the Evaluation Form and the CE Record. Once we have that, we will email your certificate to you and notify AANA of your credits.


We want to thank our presenters for making these presentations available to our members. We also want to thank our Professional Development Chairs Justin Carroll andKrista Niedermeier for making all of this possible. Lastly, Ricky Niedermeier developed the CEU website for us. He did a fantastic job and we all owe him our gratitude.


So, log on and get those CEUs. The site will be available until August 31st. 


Login is your email and the password Crna@2020.

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A Letter From Our President

To our members, first I thank you for being a member. Next, I ask that you check this website often so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest news that affects your profession. Links to matters of urgency and importance will be posted in the information tab for members on the opening page. Contact information for your Board of Directors is located in the drop down menu along with useful information about your state association meetings. Registration and payment for meetings can be completed online for your convenience. We currently offer great rates to early registers, so please check back with us often.

Your ALA-CRNA PAC tab was added for special events, recurrent donations, and one time donations. We ask that you remember your commitment to PAC any time your credit card information is changed. This is one way to help make sure your voice is heard. If you are not a member we ask you consider joining us. On this web site there is a link to the AANA website where you can begin supporting the association that works so hard to represent CRNAs. Just remember, all of your important ALANA information is just a click away, whether you are on your PC or mobile device.

To our patients, we have added an area just for you! Hopefully you will find our site filled with information that will help you understand what anesthesia is all about and how CRNA’s fit into that role. 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 your career as a CRNA. This includes the current educational requirements. You are the future of our profession and we will do our best to help you in any way we can.

As your President of the ALANA for the 2019 – 2020 term, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the AlabamaCRNA.org website. If I, or your great Board of Directors, can be of assistance to you, do not hesitate to call or email us. We are here to serve you!

Kyle M. Vanderford, MSN, CRNA


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Alabama Association of

Nurse Anesthetists

Founded in 1931, ALANA was one of the first nursing organizations in Alabama. Through its 77 year history, ALANA has produced numerous leaders who have advanced the nurse anesthetist profession, both locally and nationally.

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