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What education and training is required to become a nurse anesthetist?



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SERIOUSLY THIS IS HOW MY BRILLIANT SCHOLARS TO BECOME AN CRNA ( Registerd Nurse Anesthetist in Anesthesia/Anesthesiology because this is my curious major also. ;

Education and experience required to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (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.

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I got this information from the wonderful American Association of Nurse Anesthetists" website itself!! Their pay is fabulous the same as a Physician Doc!

BASICALLY Nurse Anesthetists must first complete a in a science related field or a They must be a licensed (Get a RN License). In addition, candidates are required to have a minimum of one year of full-time nursing experience in an acute care setting, such as medical intensive care unit or surgical intensive care unit (This is called InternSHIP). Following this year of experience, applicants apply to a Council on Accreditation (COA) accredited program of anesthesia education and study for 24 to 36 months, equivalent to 6 to 9 contiguous semesters (only 2 out of the existing 107 programs are 2 years). Many programs require entrance prerequisites similar to medical schools (pre-med courses) and up to 2 years of acute care experience.

Hi,my name is lori.I am here to answer the question to what I have learned in the last three weeks.First of all your going to get different answers from everyone that is not a crna.Why listen?I was tired of this so I called my local hospital and asked to shadow a crna.This is the best thing for anyone thinking of becoming one.Some went to school for 10 years some went for six.Things are changing all the time,the best thing to do is look for loop holes.To my understanding you should go to school and get a ADN degree in Rn from that you can take the state boards they are the same as a 4 year degree.Your just saving time and money.Next you need to get a BSN or some kind of bachlers,Than you will spend 1 year at the hospital after that than you spend two years of school for crna.For just the two years of crna is around ,000.School is around 6 years.And atleast ,000.So be sure this is what you want to do.If I have this wrong please let me know.P.s for moms who have to work atleast two years of the education if not more you can do online.


In 1980 the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists mandated that all applicants to nurse anesthetist programs must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science (but not necessarily a bachelor's degree in nursing)-a requirement that took effect in July 1987. Nurse must gain at least one year of practice experience before entering an accredited nurse anesthesia training program. Following completion of a 2 to 3 year program they are required to pass a national certification examination.