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The New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NJANA) is a professional association with over 600 members dedicated to advancing and advocating for safe, accessible anesthesia care for patients and the professional interests of Certified Registered Nurses (CRNA’s) in the State of New Jersey. 

NJANA serves as a resource for CRNA’s, the nursing and medical professions, hospitals, health care facilities, patients, and others interested in the practice of nurse anesthesia through continuing education programs and political and public advocacy and education.  In collaboration with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, NJANA offers its members resources supporting the continued advancement of patient safety and practice excellence.

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New Jersey CRNA's Need to be heard!


Dear AANA Members,

Last week, I sent you an e-mail regarding harmful legislation recently introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). The Frontlines to Lifelines Act (S 297) recognizes advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) working in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) with Full Practice Authority, except for CRNAs. The bill has also been cosponsored by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Tom Udall (D-NM).

To date, more than 3,000 letters have been sent from approximately 1,500 AANA members to U.S. Senators asking them to refrain from supporting this legislation until it is amended to include CRNAs. That is only 3% participation on an issue that affects 100% of the AANA membership!

Please click here to help stop this damaging course of action.

This legislation comes at the same time that the VHA is working to modernize its Nursing Handbook to authorize Full Practice Authority (FPA) to CRNAs and other APRNs. The VHA’s effort has come under attack from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and other physician specialty groups who claim that “removing physician-led anesthesia care is a step backwards for patient health and safety.” We have reason to believe that the ASA is now behind S 297 as a political maneuver to halt further VHA action.

Please write your Senators today by following the following four steps:

1. Click here to take action
2. Log in using your AANA member ID and password
3. Edit the letters to your Senators to your liking
4. Press Send

Please take a few minutes of your time to ask your Senators to prioritize our nation’s Veterans over politics and recognize all APRNs working in the VHA with Full Practice Authority. 

Thank you in advance for your time and participation.



Sharon P. Pearce, CRNA, MSN NEW JERSEY!! 

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