National CRNA Week Promotional Ideas and Events
2019 Ideas and Events
Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Personalized emails were sent to every state legislator congratulating them on their election, introducing them to MANA, and offering to serve as a resource in their work. See email template.
The theme for MANA's CRNA Week communications was based on the idea of investing in each other: MANA members invest in each other and MANA is here to support its members through tough times and to celebrate the good times. The association communicated with its members via email, Facebook and Twitter all during CRNA Week.
At Mayo Clinic in Rochester, for each day during CRNA Week, a different class provided breakfast, cards, and CRNA Week materials for all CRNAs. See photos below.
Kentucky Association of Nurse Anesthetists
The Kentucky Association of Nurse Anesthetists had several different interviews, events, fundraisers and numerous posts to send the word out and bring awareness to the profession as well as educate and help people in the community.
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Scranton Nurse Anesthesia Program
The Class of 2018 was also celebrated.
First row, left to right: Daniella Fabian, Matthew Fabian, Carlin Shea, Branden Birth, Gina Fasolo, Raymond Garcia, Karyn Ihle, Lisa Jean-Pierre, Stephanie Baselice, Susan Elczyna, assistant program administrator; and Ann Culp, program administrator.
Second row, left to right: Ryan Pickett, Michael Mielniczek, Todd Kubesh, David Smith, Aileen Quinn, Akinbiyi Akindunbi, Joseph Gentle, Paul McCue, Mary Kearns, Karly Olivieri, Nelson Ngang and Lindsay Pine.
Absent: Phedre Delia and Mary Seagreaves.
North Florida Regional Medical Center
John Floyd, CRNA, APRN, and Mercedes Weir, PhD, CRNA show the mugs and goodies they received.
Back row, left to right: John Floyd, CRNA, APRN; Mercedes Weir, PhD, CRNA; Jennifer Hart, CRNA.
Front row, left to right: Tony Gray, CRNA, CRA; Promise Toby, MSNA, CRNA.
Photographer: LeTrinh Phillips, MSN, CRNA, ARNP, new chief CRNA.
Treats from the OR Pharmacy Satellite
Baylor, Scott and White Medical Center
Jessie Nguyen, CRNA, evaluating fast track LMA in an advanced airway cart.
Group photo (left to right): Jacqueline Hughes, CRNA, APRN; Jo El-Aya, CRNA, APRN; Dr. Prisila Foss, staff physician; Shala Clucas, MSN, CRNA, APRN; Jessie Nguyen, CRNA.
Jessie Nguyen, CRNA, organizing anesthesia supplies.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Kris Rohde, CRNA
President, Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Judy Lane, CRNA
Alessandro Preto, CRNA
Tiffany Olson, CRNA
Carol Fennell, CRNA
Mike Hamilton, CRNA
Beaumont Health System
Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Indiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists
An article appeared in the Natchitoches Parish Journal, "Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists CRNA Week," on January 24, 2019.
Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation for the state of Louisiana to kick off National CRNA Week 2019.
Mayor Monceaux of Crowley, and Kentry Adams, MSN, CRNA, a board member with the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists, are pictured holding the Crowley CRNA Week Proclamation.
Dave Krobert, MSNA, CRNA, met with Michael Yenni, Jefferson Parish president, and the Parish Council to promote CRNAs in Louisiana.
Guy Picard, MSN, CRNA, met with Joel Robideaux, Mayor-President of Lafayette to pick up the Lafayette proclamation.
Student Nick McCullough, BSN, RN, CCRN, picked up the proclamation from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome in the City of Baton Rouge.
Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists
The Vermont CRNAs lobbied at the statehouse, gave out pens, pamphlets and lung-shaped stress relievers with the Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists (VTANA) logo.
There was a great turnout, and members talked with many state legislators and the Lieutenant Governor extensively.
VTANA had a great day and plans to do this again, and will include a breakfast with legislators. There also is a member campaign to have members meet with their local representatives and get the word out about the great anesthesia CRNAs provide to Vermont residents.
VTANA displayed information about CRNAs for legislators.
Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists is using these creative social media tools (avatar, Facebook cover, and Twitter header) to promote the profession during CRNA Week, January 20-26, 2019.
Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists
This billboard appeared on busy suburban Chicago Tri-State highway I-294 South.
See 2019 ILANA January Calendar of Events (PDF)
2018 Ideas and Events
University of Puerto Rico Nurse Anesthesia Program
Director Jorge L. Hernandez Velez, MS, CRNA, and the University of Puerto Rico's student registered nurse anesthetists, are shown below displaying information about their program and the nurse anesthesia profession during National CRNA Week 2018.
An SRNA demonstrates intubation.
The program also had its first white coat ceremony on
Friday of National CRNA Week to celebrate the
beginning of clinical practice for the students.
Talk of Alabama
Michael Humber, DNP, MNA, CRNA, president of the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists, appeared on the "Talk of Alabama" morning program on January 23, 2018.
The Delta News Morning Show
Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetist's President Sandy Weathers, CRNA, is shown below in an interview with The Delta News on their Morning Show on January 22, 2018, as part of MANA's CRNA Week PR campaign. Sandy did an excellent job representing the nurse anesthesia profession and educating the public!
CRNAs - Helping Millions Every Day Video
The Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists produced a video explaining what Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) do to advocate for their patients every day.
CRNA Week Celebration 2018 Video
State of Illinois Proclamation
State of Louisiana Proclamation
The Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists procured a proclamation from Governor John Bel Edwards to recognize January 21-27, 2018 as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week in the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana association has 1,100 CRNA members, and will be celebrating its 79th anniversary in 2018.
State of Michigan Proclamation
State of Mississippi Proclamation
Texas Representative Visits CRNAs
Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists Places Ad 2018
House Resolution 702 (2018)
National CRNA Week Video 2018
The Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists featured this video on YouTube during National CRNA Week 2018.
Alabama's Capitol Day 2018
Billboards and Advertisements
Alabama Proud 2018
Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2018
Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists
North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Tyler, Texas Billboard
2017 Ideas and Events
Advocacy efforts, social media, proclamations, press releases, promotion.
For National CRNA Week 2017, the Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA):
- Sent a letter to each member of the Minnesota legislature, to arrive before the end of National CRNA Week.
- Sent an email to all MANA members recognizing CRNA Week and urged members to join the conversation on social media.
- Secured official proclamations from Governor Dayton and mayors Brede (Rochester), Larson (Duluth), and Coleman (Saint Paul).
- Sent press releases announcing CRNA Week to Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Rochester and Duluth media.
- Fulfilled a robust social media calendar on Facebook and Twitter (see photos below).
Recommended members send a short personal email to state representative and state senator offering to be a resource on any issues related to nurse anesthesia.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Hot breakfast at the CRNA team meeting
Bowling and appetizers at Mustang Alley's:
#aanadyk = Did You Know
#anesthesiafunfact = Anesthesia Fun Fact
#aanahistory = AANA History
#aanadyk In 1877, Sister Mary Bernard became the first nurse to specialize in anesthesia. #crnaweek
#anesthesiafunfact Agatha Hodgins formally established the Lakeside Hospital School of anesthesia in 1915, though she had been teaching anesthesia to nurses and doctors there since 1911. #crnaweek
#anesthesiafunfact Agatha Hodgins was elected honorary president at the association’s first Annual Meeting in 1933. Held in Milwaukee, Wis., the meeting only had 120 attendees. #crnaweek
#aanadyk In 1937 the NANA Headquarters moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Chicago, Ill. #crnaweek
#anesthesiafunfact The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare recognized the AANA as the accrediting agency for schools of nurse anesthesia in 1955. #crnaweek
#AANAhistory The first African-American president of the AANA is Goldie Brangman (1973-1974) #crnaweek
#aanadyk Becoming a nurse anesthetist was named one of the 25 hottest careers by Working Women magazine in 1989. #crnaweek
#aanadyk Nurse anesthesia was named the #3 healthcare job by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. #crnaweek
#aanadyk Nurse anesthesia was named the #4 job overall by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. #crnaweek
#anesthesiafunfact In 2001, Iowa became the first state to opt out of the federal physician supervision requirement for nurse anesthetists. Currently, 17 states have opted out. #crnaweek
#aanadyk John Garde, CRNA, was the first male president of the AANA. #crnaweek
#aanadyk = Did you know
#anesthesiafunfact = Anesthesia Fun Fact
Did You Know: Sister Mary Bernard, a nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, Pa., became the first nurse to specialize in anesthesia? #aanadyk #crnaweek
Anesthesia Fun Fact: Agatha Hodgins formally established the Lakeside Hospital School of Anesthesia in Cleveland, Ohio in 1915, though she had already been teaching anesthesia to nurses and doctors there since 1911. #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
Did You Know: The NANA Headquarters moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Chicago, Ill., in 1937? #aanadyk #crnaweek
Anesthesia Fun Fact: In 1955, the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare recognized the AANA as the accrediting agency for schools of nurse anesthesia. #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
AANA History: Goldie Brangman is the first African-American president of the AANA (1973-1974). #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
Did You Know: Becoming a nurse anesthetist was named one of the 25 hottest careers by Working Women magazine in 1989? #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
Did you know: Nurse anesthesia was named the #3 healthcare job and the #4 job overall by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
Did You Know: In 1972, John Garde, CRNA, became the first male president of the AANA? #aanadyk #crnaweek
Did You Know: Iowa became the first state to opt out of the federal physician supervision requirement for nurse anesthetists in 2001? To date, 17 states have opted out. #aanadyk #crnaweek
2016 Promotional Idea - Student Activities
Excela Health School of Anesthesia
A total of 386 pounds of food were collected and donated. This food drive was chosen in an effort to be able to reach out to the disadvantaged in the local area during the holiday season. The drive, which was a school community project, provided an excellent opportunity to display the career of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists to the community at large and promote the upcoming CRNA Week celebration from January 24-30, 2016.
University of Puerto Rico Nurse Anesthesia Program
Because not everything in our preparation path is to study, we planned a nice get together at the bowling center where we had the opportunity to share time with our faculty professors, colleagues and family. To conclude our celebration of CRNA week, an open house was conducted by our program for all those interested in the profession. Information about the program and simulation of some of the anesthesia skills every CRNA is trained for were brought to our School of Nursing’s Lobby.