The Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (KANA) is a nonprofit association whose purpose is to advance the profession of nurse anesthesia, enhance the art and science of anesthesiology, and facilitate the provision of accessible, affordable, high quality care. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses registered by the Kansas Board of Nursing Certification as a nurse anesthetist is granted through the National Board on Certification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).


KANA is a proud sponsor of the Kansas Hospital Association, a member of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Kansas Legislative Education and Research Group, a sponsor for the AANA 40th foundation Gala, and sponsors students to attend the AANA meetings. 

Caring for Kansas for more than 80 years.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are well-established, proven-safe and cost-effective anesthesia providers. Kansas currently has more than 900 CRNAs serving Kansans in all care settings, 80% of whom practice in the non-metropolitan and rural regions of Kansas. KANA itself dates back to 1940 and is the professional association for CRNAs who preside or practice in the region. Nearly 90% of all CRNAs working in Kansas belong to this professional organization and the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA).


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2020 National CRNA Week Proclamation signed by Governor Laura Kelly 


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