Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

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| Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists I have long heard about how CRNA’s make a lot of money and that I should look into obtaining the education for this career. It wasn’t until now that I realized what a great profession this would be. I may not be able to complete what is required for this career, but maybe I can tell my fellow nursing students what an awesome career this could be. So what is a CRNA? The AANA defines them as RN’s that “provide anesthesia in collaboration with surgeons, Anesthesiologists, dentists, and other qualified healthcare professionals.” (AANA,”CRNA at a Glance”par.4 ,2013). Essentially they are responsible for administering anesthesia (medication to aid in the surgical procedure) when it is…show more content…
A good benchmark would be when I am in the pharmacology faze of my nursing program, I may be better able to assess if this is an area of study I can subject myself to for a longer period. Certain the pay and benefits are phenomenal, but I may not have what it will take to obtain this certification. Only time will tell. References Become a Nurse Anesthetists.(2013). Retrieved from http://www.aana.com/ceandeducation/becomeacrna/Pages/Nurse- Anesthetists-at-a-Glance.aspx CRNA at a Glance.(2013). Retrieved from http://www.aana.com/ceandeducation/becomeacrna/Pages/Nurse-Anesthetists-at-a-Glance.aspx Merwin, E., Stern, S., Jordan, L., Bucci, M. (April, 2009). New estimates for CRNA vacancies. AANA Journal, Volume 77,(No. 2), pages 121-128. Retrieved from www.aana.com/aanajournal.aspx Payscale for CRNA RN. (2013). Retrieved from
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