Welcome Students!

Letter from OANA Student Representative

Dear Fellow Students,

My name is Ashley Craig. I am a nurse anesthesia student at Union University in Jackson, TN, and I am serving you as the OANA Student Representative. Serving in this position has allowed me to be active with our national and local organization through education and advocacy for the future of our profession. The 2011 AANA Annual Report found that 55% of practicing CRNAs are over the age of 50 and 50% of all CRNAs reported an expected retirement date before 2022. Students are the future of our profession! As the student representative, I want to create a passion in fellow students to be active in our organization and serve as a resource for students. Please feel free to share any ideas you have with me.


Ashley Craig SRNA, BSN, MAEd
OANA Student Representative

Educational Opportunities

While Oklahoma does not currently have a school for Nurse Anesthesia there are several Hospitals and facilities within Oklahoma with residency programs for students from schools in surrounding states.  

We welcome students at all of our educational conferences with a greatly reduced student rate.  Conferences are held bi-annually.  for more information visit the conferences page.

Anesthesia Programs Near Oklahoma

Arkansas State University
Missouri State School of Anesthesia
Newman University
Texas Christian University
Texas Wesleyan University