NBCRNA is the certifying board for nation's 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Located in Chicago, we are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support patient safety by enhancing provider quality in the field of nurse anesthesia. Our team of unique and talented professionals, and the inspiring work they do, are essential to meeting the certification needs and expectations of NBCRNA's diverse community of CRNAs. 


NBCRNA Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

After 15 Years Leading the NBCRNA, Karen Plaus, PhD, CRNA, FAAN, CAE, to Retire August 2021. The NBCRNA Board will initiate a search for the next leader of the organization, expected to begin November 2020.

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NBCRNA Names Chief Research Officer

NBCRNA is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Spence, PhD, CRNA, as its inaugural chief research officer (CRO). Dr. Spence will serve as a key executive responsible for leading and guiding the NBCRNA’s comprehensive strategic evaluation and research plan for the organization and its credentialing programs.The CRO is a new leadership position for the NBCRNA.

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