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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • Blinded Submissions- manuscripts must be blinded upon submission. To do this please remove author's names and affiliations from the manuscript. Author's names and affiliations are noted in the eManuscript software when you are logged in during the submission process
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Authors interested in submitting Continuing Education (CE) article to FANA eJournal.

 Currently we offer an opportunity for CRNAs, SRNAs with a CRNA as Co-Author, and other Allied Health Professionals to present their educational material in written format.  Topics are of the authors choosing but must be topics pertain directly to Nurse Anesthesia Practice and look to enhance or inform practicing CRNAs.

 Material must be a topic the presenting author is considered an “expert in”, formally educated in, or researching the topic area: ie Capstone project or other school project.  This includes authors who researched the topic as part of a DNP project.  DNP projects repurposed as CE material must “inform” or “enhance” a CRNAs practice.  Typically, by presenting new material that includes at least one part of the perioperative period (pre, intra, or postoperative).



Brief, 10-15 words, description of the manuscript.  We suggest using “Key Words” that best describe your work


Disclosure statements

Authors must disclose conflict interests, or financial incentives that would have influenced the writing our scientific evidence of this CE article.  Statements must be written on title page (below author name)

 ”Disclosures/Conflict of Interest Statement:” ie None, CEO of X, Financial Interest in X, etc



3 objectives written in AANA approved format.  Objectives must be specific, measurable, and attainable.  Starting each Learning Objective with a “concrete verb”: Explain, Define, Demonstrate, Differentiate, Illustrate, List, Compare.


Monographs (written material)

Each monograph must be between 6-8 pages single space typed (2,100 – 2700) words with tables/graphs inserted.  Must have references within the 5 years (current practice), Older references acceptable for historical perspective or if there is no recent research.

 Style - AMA format, Active or Passive writing accepted

 Reference Page must be included



 We require 20 Test Questions taken from the article.  Test questions should be based on the learning objectives and be found in the manuscript which is supported by current references.

*Multiple choice and True/False test questions are required.  “Fill in the blank” questions are NOT allowed

*Questions must be single answer (no A&B).  Answers can include “All of the choice” or “None of the choices”

*We recommend at minimum of 10-15 multiple choice test questions and the remaining being T/F

All material is subject to Peer Review, Editorial review and Copyeditor review.

Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists CE Journal

CE Articles submitted and published under this section are FANA CE Journal articles.

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