Education Requirements For Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Many people will choose to go into the medical field because there is so much demand for it. Everywhere you look health care facilities are in need of some type of nurse to fill up the work that is being left behind. With so many jobs to choose from there are a few that might get left behind. One such job is a CRNA – certified registered nurse anesthetist.

This is a type of advanced practice nurse that has a graduate degree in nursing and licensing when it comes to practicing anesthesia. This position is highly competitive and so unknown. Surprisingly enough this is how the medical field wants it to be. Someone in this career field has the ability to make as much as $100 per hour. That is more than $100,000 a year.

In order to consider a career in this you need to understand that it is not easy to reach that point. You must first go to school and become an RN and have a valid license to practice in the state that you plan on working in. You must also have a Bachelor’s degree in the Science of Nursing from an accredited university.

When you have your RN license and BSN degree you must than complete no less than one year of practice in an acute care setting. This is a clinical setting where a nurse will learn how to make decisions on their own. They will prefer that you work in the post anesthesia care unit or the emergency room.

After you have finished four years of college to become an RN and another two to four years to earn your BSN degree it is time to enroll in an accredited Master’s & Nurse Anesthesia program. These are very competitive and will take around two years to complete. Keep in mind that it helps to work as an RN when in school to become a CRNA. This will give you skills that will come in handy and make you more marketable when looking for a job.

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