Nurse Anesthetists or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Job Description

Nurse anesthetists prepare and administer anesthesia, monitor patient’s vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. CRNAs may assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, physicians or dentists.

Academic Requirements

Nurse anesthetist degree programs generally require applicants to have a year or more experience as a registered nurse in a critical care setting. Nurse anesthetist programs require applicants to have maintained a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA) in their nursing degree program. Of critical importance are minimum required GPAs in core nursing courses, chemistry and biology. Upon graduation from an accredited nurse anesthesia degree program, the candidate is eligible to take the exam for certification as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).

Nurse Anesthetists or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
$60-100
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
6.66%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Master's Degree
Education
Required

Schools

Grantham University

7200 NW 86th Street
Kansas City, 64153

University of Kansas

1450 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
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