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Education and experience required to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) include: A Bachelor$s of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other appropriate baccalaureate degree. A current license as a registered nurse. At least one year$s experience in an acute care nursing setting. Graduation from an accredited graduate school of nurse anesthesia. These educational programs range from 24-36 months, depending upon university requirements, and offer a master$s degree. All programs include clinical training in university-based or large community hospitals. Pass a national certification examination following graduation. It takes a minimum of seven calendar years of education and experience to prepare a CRNA. The average student nurse anesthetist works at least 1,694 clinical hours and administers more than 790 anesthetics. Between 1,300 and 1,700 student nurse anesthetists graduate each year and go on to pass their certification examination. Nurse anesthetists were among the first specialty nurses to require continuing education. CRNAs must be recertified every two years, which includes meeting practice requirements and obtaining a minimum of 40 continuing education credits. The first organized program in nurse anesthesia education was offered in 1909. As of July 1, 2005 there are 95 nurse anesthesia programs with more than 1,100 clinical sites in the United States and Puerto Rico. These programs are affiliated with or operated by the school of nursing or health sciences department of a university. When considering a career in nurse anesthesia, individuals often have questions about the profession. The following includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and suggestions on where to get answers to other questions you may have. It is hoped that you will find this information useful in considering a career as a nurse anesthetist. What are Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)? Nurse anesthesia is an advanced clinical nursing specialty. As anesthesia specialists, CRNAs administer approximately 65% of the 26 million anesthetics given to patients in the United States each year. How Does a Nurse become a CRNA? A nurse attends an accredited nurse anesthesia education program to receive an extensive education in anesthesia. Upon graduation, the nurse must pass a national certification exam to become a CRNA. What does a Nurse Anesthesia Education Program Include? A program will include 24 to 36 months of graduate course work including both classroom and clinical experience with: The classroom curriculum emphasizing anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics and pharmacology as related to anesthesia. The major clinical component providing experience with a variety of anesthesia techniques and procedures for all types of surgery and obstetrics. All nurse anesthesia education programs offer a master$s degree. Depending on the particular program, the degrees are in nursing, allied health, or biological and clinical sciences. What are the Requirements for Admission to a Program? The requirements for admission are: A bachelor$s of science in nursing or another appropriate baccalaureate degree. (Each program determines "appropriate" degrees and "approved" programs.) A license as a registered nurse. A minimum of one year of acute care nursing experience. (Each program determines what constitutes "acute care" nursing.) Is Financial Aid Available for an Individual to Attend a Program? Financial aid is available and varies by program. It is suggested that you contact several programs and ask them about the availability of tuition assistance, as well as the specific admission criteria. There is no financial aid available through AANA for those entering a nurse anesthesia education program. What is the Role of An Individual CRNA? A CRNA takes care of a patient$s anesthesia needs before, during and after surgery or the delivery of a baby by: Performing a physical assessment Participating in preoperative teaching Preparing for anesthetic management Administering anesthesia to keep the patient pain free Maintaining anesthesia intraoperatively Overseeing recovery from anesthesia Following the patient$s postoperative course from recovery room to patient care unit. CRNAs provide services in conjunction with other healthcare professionals such as surgeons, dentists, podiatrists, and anesthesiologists. Where do CRNAs Practice? CRNAs practice in a variety of settings in the private and public sectors and in the U.S. military, including traditional hospital operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, pain clinics, and physicians$ offices. They practice on a solo basis, in groups and collaboratively. Some CRNAs have independent contracting arrangements with physicians or hospitals. What Employment Opportunities Exist for CRNAs? CRNAs are in demand and therefore have many opportunities for general or specialty practice throughout the United States. Reflecting the level of responsibility, CRNAs are one of the best paid nursing specialties. The reported average annual salary in 2001 was approximately $113,000. Past, Present, Future of CRNAs Nurse anesthesia is no longer the best kept secret in healthcare. Established in the late 1800s as the first clinical nursing specialty, nurse anesthesia developed in response to the growing need surgeons had for anesthetists. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) have played significant roles in developing the practice of anesthesia. Today, more than 30,000 CRNAs provide cost-effective, high-quality patient care that is essential to America$s healthcare system. What Is the Role of the Individual CRNA? Nurse anesthetists, pioneers in anesthesia, have been administering anesthesia for more than 100 years. As anesthesia specialists, CRNAs take care of patients before, during and after surgical or obstetrical procedures. Nurse anesthetists stay with their patients for the entire procedure, constantly monitoring every important body function and individually modifying the anesthetic to ensure maximum safety and comfort. How do CRNAs Impact Healthcare? CRNAs are the sole anesthesia providers in more than two-thirds of all rural hospitals in the United States, affording some 70 million rural Americans access to anesthesia. CRNAs provide a significant amount of the anesthesia in inner cities as well. CRNAs are qualified and permitted by state law or regulations to practice in every state of the nation. Meeting the Needs of Tomorrow CRNAs have a proud history of meeting the challenges of changing healthcare trends. The recent acceleration of managed healthcare services will provide additional opportunities and new challenges for these advanced practice nurses. CRNAs will continue to be recognized as anesthesia specialists providing safe patient care. CRNAs Fully Use Their Training During surgery, the patient$s life often rests in the hands of the anesthesia provider. This awesome responsibility requires CRNAs to fully utilize every aspect of their anesthesia education, nursing skills, and scientific knowledge. CRNAs vigilantly monitor the patient$s vital signs, regulate the anesthetic as necessary, analyze situations, make decisions, communicate clearly with the other members of the surgical team, and respond quickly and appropriately in an emergency. "The future looks bright for CRNAs," according to 1999 AANA President Linda R. Williams, CRNA, JD. "CRNAs are a glowing example of how advanced practice nurses can be used to provide affordable, high-quality healthcare to the citizens of this country." The shortage of CRNAs in the marketplace spells job opportunities. With hospitals and other healthcare facilities scrutinizing their bottom lines, CRNAs offer an attractive option for providing anesthesia care. Also of interest is the fact that approximately eight nurse anesthetists can be educated for the cost of one anesthesiologist. Competitively, this gives CRNAs an advantage over anesthesiologists in a scenario where manpower supply and costs to the government and society are issues. It is not the policy of the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), nor the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, to rank nurse anesthesia educational programs. All accredited programs of anesthesia follow the same accreditation standards, policies and procedures as set forth by the COA. Once they are accredited, they have to maintain the accreditation through periodic reviews to ensure they are following the standards. I am a CRNA and i make a gross income $150,000-160,000 (including call pay).....This does not take into consideration any benefits (like 401k, insurance, continuing education expense allowance etc)....so if you added the benefit package we are close to 200k...Also there has been nice sign on bonus, relocation, and school loan pay off ( total amount given : 10,000-60,000 depending on facility)..Nice thing is most places offer the day after call off with pay (which adds in more time off and some CRNAs work locum @90-120 an hour +expenses to add to their current base), and we get 6-8 weeks of vacation time (depends on employer), CEU time off (usually 1-2 weeks); Again it will depend on your employer! Great profession, alot of stress and hard work though!!!!! Variety of schedules available (8, 12,16, 24 hour shifts)....Weekdays or weekends or combination of both...holidays and no holidays...again those practice settings you choose will influence the pay and perks!!!!
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TRAVELING NURSE PAY I HAVE BEEN A NURSE FOR OVER 6 YEARS, AND HAVE BEEN TRAVELING FOR ABOUT 3. AN AVERAGE TRAVELING NURSE MAKES AROUND $35-$45/HOURLY... DEPENDING ON THE AREA… OF TRAVEL. "HOT SPOTS" TO TRAVEL --CALIFORNIA, WISCONSIN, AND TEXAS. THE BEST MONEY IS MADE THERE... It depends on your location, specialty and location, but travel nurses can typically make between $30-$40 an hour. Some companies also allow you to take advantage of a Per Diem allowance which can also increase your pay.
Answer The median expected salary for a typical Nursing Assistant in the United States is $24,363.
From the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics: Median annual wages of registered nurses were $62,450 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $51,6…40 and $76,570. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,410, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $92,240. Determining where you might fit in within this range results from a variety of factors including an RN's overall experience, the school they attended or the state where you work (there are a lot of great answers on this below.) We've written an article that provides detailed information as well as useful visuals on the topic , see the related link for Career Numbers: How much do nurses earn? (below) More advice from the nurses out there: . It depends on where and what type of nursing. A staff nurse starts off in the hospital making about $18,000 a year. As a traveler, you will make about $30,000 a year. I have seen people clear over $100,000 a year, but on average about $35,000-40,000. . You will earn more money if you job-hop every two years or so between companies/hospitals. Competitive raises rise much faster than annual merit raises (which are usually less than a dollar/hr). My sister-in-law chose to stay with one hospital over the past 15 years while I've moved around based on salaries (every 2-4 years). She makes $55,000/yr and I make $90,000/yr for the same work. . Hospitals are rarely loyal or offer more incentives to long-term employees. Furthermore, they rarely offer retirement benefits - other than matching your 401k benefits, which you can move with you from job to job. Find any long-term nurse and it's almost guaranteed that a new nurse working beside her (with less than 3 years' experience) is paid more per hour. . I am an RN in PA. I started out 9 years ago at 19.00/hr. I work in a nonprofit long-term care skilled nursing facility (SNIFF unit). This is my second place of employment as a nurse. This past year (2007) I grossed $83,000. I make 34/hr as a nurse manager. I work 9 days in a 2-week pay period, (72 hours) and work the last 8 in overtime after 8-hour shifts, for which I receive time and a half. In addition, I do an hour here or there for overtime - it adds up. I have 4 weeks' paid vacation, excellent health and dental, 8 sick days, 2 personal days/year. The LPN's at work make from 20-25/hr depending on experience. The RN's make 30-37/hr depending on the shift. These are the rates in this PA suburban area. . In California, on average, a CNA (nursing assistant) makes $9-14 per hour, more being made on night shift and with experience. An LVN gets paid approximately $20-30 per hour. The ones I know make $22-$25. An RN makes $30 plus per hour. The ones I know make about $35. This is at real hospitals, doing home health, there are always places where you can make less. But in CA I would say that this is average. (there are a lot of nurses in my family and I am going to be one.) . My wife is a nurse and she teaches nurses on review classes in passing the CGFNS and NCLEX. I remember a story from her where one of her students encountered this question from an immigration official at the US Embassy. This questions she says is usually asked by an immigration officer to try to find out if indeed the nurse knows how much she will be making if she goes to a certain state in the USA. So my wife always advises her students to always find out from their prospective employers the rate of salary they will be paid. Of course the basic salary for nurses differs from state to state. It is important that the applicant knows the prevailing rates in a certain state or job field. . I worked in payroll at a nursing home until July of this year; we started LPN's at $17 per hour with less than 1 year of experience, and RN's with less than 1 year of experience were started at $20 per hour. This is in the Cleveland area. Wages for nurses depend on the area and where you work (nursing facility, hospital, etc.). I think it also depends on where in a hospital a nurse works. . I started out as an RN with a B.S.N. in 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee. There was a sign on bonus (like 2500) for a yr, then started out at 18.50 with a 2.50 shift diff to work nights. I then moved to my home town (Corinth, MS) and became a hospice nurse and made 18.50 plus my gas mileage (which averaged anywhere from 4-5 dollars more an hour). Now I work weekends in Memphis, TN - I am what you call a full-time/ part time weekender. We get 3 weekend off a yr (and then some) and plenty of cash plus, I pay 120 dollars a month for good insurance and get 401k, and I make 40 dollars an hour. I work two twelves a wk and some hospice during the week - and that job's salaries has increased by a dollar - very good deal!!! I enjoy the fact that I am not employed by an agency but still make excellent money! . I've been an RN for 15 years. I have worked in ICU and ER settings in busy metropolitan hospitals. I worked for one employer for 14 years full time, while also working at other facilities part time. My best year I made $56,000. That may sound like a good income to some but consider that this is overall a very difficult, unappreciated and sometimes dangerous job. You have a heavy burden of responsibility and the lives of others are in your hands. One screw-up can ruin you for life. Imagine if you made an honest mistake, medicated a person (say a child or baby) with the wrong med or gave the wrong dose by accident. That patient dies. You get sued, reprimanded, dragged over the coals - while simultaneously experiencing the guilt and remorse for what you had done. You live with something like that for the rest of your life. Nurses are cussed, ridiculed and assaulted all while trying to save lives and make the world a better place. Hospitals are understaffed and nurses are given higher patient loads and more responsibility so that the hospital and doctors ($200k+/year) can profit more and more. Our benefits have been cut; our health insurance is some of the worse I have ever seen; and our retirement plan is an insult for a working professional. The average career span of a nurse is 7 years. The burnout rate is high and most every nurse I work with dreams of getting out of the profession - including myself. . In Boston many nurses make at least 80k. . I am a registered nurse (not a travel nurse) and I earned $78,000 last year in Florida with less than 2 years experience. But you have to consider the overtime and shift differentials. I averaged 60 hours per week. Any RN can reach as high as $100,000/year if they want to work overtime or have more than one job. . As a registered nurse in the ICU and ER setting I have earned over and close to $100,000 a year for over 10 years. It seems to depend on where in the country you work, your specialty, and overtime. I cannot believe one of the ER ICU nurses who has 15 years experience only made $56,000 in his or her best year. I made more than that coming out of college with no overtime as a first-year nurse. You are truly in need of a raise especially if you work in a major metropolitan hospital. Without overtime I make $79,500 a year. Better go talk to your nursing director because you are getting majorly screwed. They earn enough to make a living The average salary of an RN is $50,000 a year depending on experience, education, and location. All depends on where you work. The majority of the jobs in the NHS are covered by the Agenda for Change (AFC) pay scales to determine basic salary levels. There are nine pay bands and each band has a number of pay points. Staff will usually move up to the next pay point each year until they reach the top limit of the pay band
A CNRA makes about 125,000 USD a year on average....at least that's what they say on the national website. I live in Midwest and am a CRNA. I earned 225,000 in 2007.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the estimated mean annual wage for registered nurses as of May 2008 is, $65,130.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the estimated mean annual wage for registered nurses as of May 2008 is, $65,130. This would amount to $31.31 per hour. Median …annual wages of registered nurses were $62,450 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $51,640 and $76,570. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $43,410, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $92,240.
$130k a year on average. Up to $160k in some markets
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around $18/hr. that is what i heard anyway. *Nurse wages vary greatly by location. Where I live an OR Nurse would make no less than $35/hr.*
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The amount of money that nurse anesthetists earns varies depending on level of experience. The average amount they make is $148,160 according to the statistics of the US B…ureau of Labor.
Anesthesia is a medical specialty in Canada. Anesthetists (called anesthesiologists in US) are physicians. There are no nurse anesthetists in Canada.
You generally must have a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree before being able to move on to a Masters in Nursing Anesthesia Program. All programs will differ a littl…e but most require the following: 1. Current Registered Nursing License 2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing 3. 2 years of recent ICU RN experience 4. A GPA of 3.0 or higher 5. Some require Organic Chemistry or BioChemistry course work Most programs are about 30 months long and are quite intensive not leaving much time for family, work and other obligations. The rewards are great though. The starting pay is aroung $120,000 or more right out of school. You can also find jobs with great hours (M-F 8am-4pm). Check out this site for info on Houston Nursing Anesthesia Programs http://www.houstonmedpros.com/degrees.htm