Florida Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (FANA)

Founded in 1936, The Florida Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (FANA) represents over 3,800 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Florida.  FANA advocates for our patients and members in legislative and governmental affairs and serves as a resource for CRNAs, the nursing and medical professions, hospitals, health care facilities, and others interested in anesthesia care.

CRNAs are specialty trained and educated professionals who have been providing surgical anesthesia and pain management services in a variety of clinical settings for more than 150 years. 

CRNAs provide comprehensive anesthesia care to patients before, during, and after surgical and obstetrical procedures and are the primary anesthesia professionals in rural and medically underserved areas. CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is administered, including traditional hospital and obstetrical surgical suites, interventional pain managements, critical care units, and ambulatory surgical centers.  

FANA Rebrands, Moves Forward as the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

~Name change designed to advance the science of nurse anesthesiology and advocate for CRNAs~

Tallahassee, FL – FANA, Florida’s 85-year-old professional association representing the State’s more than 5,400 nurse anesthesiology professionals, introduced its new name today. The organization is moving forward as the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (FANA). The name change was part of a yearlong rebranding effort at the national level designed to advance the science of nurse anesthesiology and advocate for CRNAs—one of the U.S. healthcare system’s highly sought-after anesthesia care providers. Florida’s announcement follows the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology’s rebrand announced last month.

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2021 Legislative Session Update 

Thank you to all FANA members who added their voice to this year’s active legislative session. Our voice was heard in Tallahassee! Click here to view the weekly legislative updates.  

FANA Bylaws: Proposed Amendments

The FANA Board of Directors has taken action to propose amendments to the Association’s Bylaws. These amendments will be voted upon during the FANA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 2. Voting instructions will be shared in a separate communication. 

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NEW Human Trafficking Webinar: Earn Your Credits!

FANA is pleased to announce a new two-hour Human Trafficking webinar that meets the Florida Board of Nursing requirements for licensure. Earn your required CEs directly from FANA! Credits will be reported to AANA and CE Broker on a monthly basis.

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Participate in Scholarly Research: Help Your Profession

FANA is pleased to support our CRNAs and SRNAs in their scholarly research by sharing surveys, DNP projects, and data collection tools with our members.

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New and Improved COVID-19 Wellness Webpages

Check out the new and improved online pages for easy access to infographics, videos, podcasts, and articles to support your physical and mental well-being during and after the pandemic. Visit COVID-19 Well-being or one of these sub-pages:

  • Dealing with Stress – New infographics on how to relieve stress and ways to cope plus wellness content produced by CRNAs.
  • Peer Support – Where to find self-help and peer support groups and how to help a peer.
  • Ask for Help – When to ask for professional help and how to go about it, current data concerning healthcare professional well-being, articles from the frontlines, and other organizational resources.
  • Resources for CRNA Leaders – Strategies and resources to promote and support the mental health of others during these stressful times.
  • Grief and Healing – Words of wisdom, comforting resources, and honoring healthcare workers lost on the frontlines.


For Your Well-Being

As we experience the one-year mark of profound losses due to the pandemic, take time to recognize, grieve, and heal. Visit COVID-19 Grief and Healing for words of wisdom, comforting resources, and honoring health workers lost on the frontlines. Be well.

Source:   AANA Region 6 E-News, Spring 2021


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are important centerpieces for any organization. We launched our DEI Committee to ensure we continue to broaden our outreach in our field. We proudly celebrate the diversity of our incredible members each and every day. 

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Life moves fast – ensure you’re receiving the latest information first! Decisions that affect your career and profession can happen in seconds. Actions in Washington, DC, and Tallahassee can positively and/or negatively affect your practice. Our text message program will be used in addition to the more traditional means of communication that FANA already has in place.

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Earn Your CEs Through FANA!

Knock out your mandatory State of Florida Controlled Substance Course for FL License Renewal and receive your 3 required CPC Class A credits as well! Additionally, you can take the NBCRNA Core Module 1: Airway course! FANA members receive exclusive discounts to these mandatory requirements.

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