Nurse anesthetists are advanced practice, highly educated nurses who are licensed to provide anesthesia for the full range of surgical and medical procedures. CRNAs safely administer approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Today, over 45,000 professionals hold the nurse anesthetist certification in the United States and practice in every type of setting requiring anesthesia, from delivery rooms and dental offices to operating rooms and outpatient surgical centers.

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