Dear fellow Florida CRNAs,

I am honored to greet you as your Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA) President for 2019-2020. It has been a pleasure to work in Florida these past 12 years and see our profession continue to grow.  In the past year, according to the latest NBCRNA Annual Report, Florida has surpassed Texas and now ranks first in the number of CRNAs employed within the state, making our state uniquely positioned to meet the increasing health care demand as physician shortages continue to rise. With our numbers continuing to grow, it is important we continue to support and protect our profession through our legislative agenda during the 2020 session and beyond. With everyone’s help, FANA has the opportunity to be a leader in securing access to care to all Floridians and in modernizing the health delivery system in the state.

More than ever, I am inviting you to join FANA in our efforts to advocate for our profession and the health and well-being of our patients, be it through donating time, attending our meetings, visiting our legislators and letter writing, and/or through investing in our profession through our PAC. With our increasing numbers, I am confident we can be stronger together in our upcoming pursuits. 

The 2019 legislative session saw many proposed legislative issues, some of which would benefit and others that would negatively affect our profession.  It was through all our collective efforts, our legislative team, and our CRNA members that we were successful in our endeavors last session. It is my sincere hope that with these continued efforts and a growing number of CRNAs in the state, we will have a successful 2020 legislative session. Our profession is only as strong as its members.  We need every single one of us.  If you are not already a FANA member, please consider joining us in advocating for our profession, as we are stronger together. 

I, too, am anti no one, but unapologetically pro CRNA.

Let’s get to work.

Jose D. Castillo III, PhD, MSNA, CRNA, APRN
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA)

Founded in 1936, The Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (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. 


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