Our Mission: Advancing patient safety and facilitating access to high quality anesthesia care for Tennesseans.
Our Vision: Supporting our Members--Protecting our Patients.
The Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TANA) is a nonprofit association whose purpose is to advance the profession of nurse anesthesia, enhance the art and science of anesthesiology, and facilitate the provision of accessible, affordable, high quality care. Membership is limited to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) who are members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). CRNAs are advanced practice nurses registered by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Certification as a nurse anesthetist is granted through the AANA's Council on Certification. CRNA's must hold a current state license as a registered nurse, graduate from an approved education program, successfully complete the certification examination, and comply with continuing education requirements for recertification.