Our Organization


Founded in 1939, the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists, is the leading advocacy organization for CRNAs and the nurse anesthesia profession in Illinois.  We help anesthesia professionals develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. We provide continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to Certified Nurse Anesthetists and anesthesia students across Illinois.  

Our non-profit association was created to organize CRNAs to support and encourage the art and science of anesthesiology.  In the spirit of our pioneer anesthetists, today the IANA works together in the provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of our profession, as well as strong legislative and regulatory advocacy in this era of never ceasing legislative, reimbursement and work environment challenges.


Senator Pamela Althoff Receives 2017 IANA Legislator of the Year Award

Posted on 12/13/2017
Senator Pamela Althoff receives 2017 IANA Legislator of the Year.

Students Helping Students in Puerto Rico

Posted on 12/7/2017
SRNA students in Puerto Rico need help recovering from the devastating Hurricane Maria. Please donate today!

Illinois CRNA Map

Posted on 11/19/2017
NEW Anesthesia Provider Map!

Spring 2018 Conference

Posted on 11/2/2017
Registration is open!

Fall 2018 Conference

Posted on 10/27/2017
SAVE THE DATE! October 27-28, 2018 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.


We advocate by uniting members around the world to work on the most important issues facing the profession.

We initiate and manage programs with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and supporting documentation on key issues.

Upcoming Meetings