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November 7, 2019

More than 650 military and civic leaders attended this inaugural event. PANA Board Member, Lt. Col. (R) Laura Wiggins, DNP, MSN, CRNA, represented PANA. Speaking to the longstanding history and legacy of CRNAs in the military, Laura highlighted the contributions that...

October 3, 2019

The CRNA graduates from Villanova University / CCMC Nurse Anesthesia Program are highly-qualified clinicians who are recruited across the country.

August 2, 2019

Brett was born with a congenital defect. His right arm ends just after his elbow. But the defect never slowed him down.

July 31, 2019

With 13 nurse anesthetist programs here, Pennsylvania ranks among the top draws nationally for CRNA students. But that could be at risk. Without an official CRNA designation, many graduating students wait as long as six months to get credentialed in out-of-state facili...

June 24, 2019

Pennsylvania remains one of just two states (New York is the other) that do not recognize CRNAs in some fashion. Under the state’s Professional Nursing Law, there is no official definition for “certified registered nurse anesthetist,” meaning these professionals are re...

May 22, 2019

Ji Su (Jenny) Kim graduated May 20 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program after serving her final year as a fellow of the prestigious Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize. Only 16 students receive a fellowship each year.

The prize celeb...

House Bill 1064 sponsored by state Rep. Tarah Toohil, serve as a wake-up call to address these issues.

May 9, 2019

Last weekend, the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists gathered more than 365 CRNAs and SRNAs for our Spring Symposium at The Hotel Hershey. The spring business meeting and state update offered during the symposium educated our members on the latest news and...

April 10, 2019

Jodie Szlachta on Tuesday received unanimous confirmation by the state Senate to serve at least one three-year term on Gov. Wolf's Health Policy Board.

March 22, 2019

PANA Board Member, Jessica Poole is part of a committee that is updating national anesthesia practice standards.

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