National Nurse Anesthetist Week is January 20-26. CRNA stands for certified registered nurse anesthetist. We are experts who provide anesthetics in all settings where anesthesia is provided. The purpose of this event is to educate the public about the long history of CRNAS and the valuable role we play in America’s healthcare system. Our #1 goal is always to keep our patients safe and comfortable throughout their procedures. There are approx 900 hundred CRNAS in Ky and 55,000 nationwide.