Nurse Anesthetists

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6 years
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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s) are responsible for providing anesthesia to patients during surgeries, child birth, and other procedures. Anesthetics are a type of medication allowing patients to numb pain or safely “sleep” during the surgery.

As Advance Practice Registered Nurses, CRNA’s practice with a relatively high degree of autonomy, and have high levels of responsibility for patient safety during surgery, working with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other health care professionals.

CRNA’s must have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, one year of experience in working as a registered nurse in an acute care setting, and graduate with a master’s degree from a nurse anesthesia program.