CANA
California Association of Nurse Anesthetists
"The definitive source of leadership, advocacy and education for the CRNAs of California."

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About CANA


Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are Advanced Practice Nurses who Provide Quality Anesthesia Care and Services.

CANA, Inc., The Professional Organization for CRNAs in California

  • Provides patient information about anesthesia and related health care services
  • Monitors CRNA practice and health care legislation
  • Works with lawmakers and regulatory agencies in its government relations activities
  • Consults with educational institutions that graduate CRNAs
  • Provides current educational information for CRNAs in practice
  • Promotes partnerships with the community and other health care professionals to provide quality health care for all Californians.

Vision Statement
CANA: The definitive source of leadership, advocacy and education for the CRNAs of California.

Mission Statement
CANA advances patient safety, fosters access to the highest quality
anesthesia and supports the nurse anesthesia profession in California.

Motto
CRNAs: The solution for a healthier California

Core Values
Advocacy, Integrity, Professionalism, Quality

The history of CANA dates back to 1931. CRNAs possess the knowledge, professionalism and skills that California's
rapidly changing health care market requires and demands as it moves through the 21st century.