Nurse Anesthesia Program
3100 McCormick Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
316-942-4291 ext. 272
It takes a minimum of 7-8.5 calendar years of education and experience to prepare a CRNA.More than 2,400 student registered nurse anesthetists graduate each year and go on to pass the National Certification Examination to become CRNAs.In 1990, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published findings indicating a growing need for additional nurse anesthetists. The present day workforce numbers nearly 54,000 CRNAs (including CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists).
Nurse anesthetists were among the first specialty nurses to require continuing education. The recertification program for nurse anesthetist is called the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program, which is administered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) and is based on eight-year periods comprised of two 4-year cycles. It officially began on August 1, 2016. In addition to practice and license requirements, the CPC Program includes four main components: 60 Class A CE credits or traditional continuing education credits; 40 Class B credits or professional development activities; completion of Core Modules in four content areas, including airway management technique, applied clinical pharmacology, human physiology and pathophysiology, and anesthesia equipment and technology (recommended but not required); and pass a comprehensive examination every eight years.The first organized program in nurse anesthesia education was offered in 1909.The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) implemented a certification program in 1945 and instituted mandatory recertification in 1978. The first certification examination was administered in 1945 to 92 candidates.In 1952, the AANA established a mechanism for accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs that has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1955.Recently, the AANA and the School of Nurse Anesthesia at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, began offering an advanced pain management fellowship to prepare CRNAs with the skills necessary to meet the pain management needs of Americans with chronic pain. The Advanced Pain Management Certificate Program is accredited by the COA, and graduates are eligible to take a certification examination on Non-Surgical Pain Management offered by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
KANA’s peer assistance committee was formed to provide information and resources to CRNAs and SRNAs throughout the state regarding chemical dependency issues. The resources listed below provide information that can be used by not only the CRNAs or SRNAs themselves, but also co-workers, family members and others concerned about the well being of a loved one.
AANA Peer Assistance Helpline
1-800-654-5167 24hours a day
KANA Peer Advisors "Your Life Matters"
Donna Nyght, CRNA, DNPe: firstname.lastname@example.orgPaul Bennetts, CRNA, PhDe: email@example.com
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AANA Health & Wellness and Peer Assistance
Kansas Nurse Assistance Program- KNAP- the alternative to discipline program in Kansas 1-913-236-7575 www.ksbn.kansas.gov/knap/
Anesthetists in Recovery- AIR - (support group for anesthetists in recovery) 1-215-635-0183 firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners of Anesthetists in Recovery-PAIR (support group for family and friends of anesthetists in recovery) email@example.com
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