Anesthesiology/CRNA goal


Terry wrote at 2013-02-09 04:53:08

I am now a 3rd year nursing student and will graduate in 2014. I'm 25 years old and my ultimate goal is to be a nurse anesthetist. I have a 3.0 GPA and although I know it is a very competitive field, but I am determined to get there. My question is what are the steps I should consider to get to that point as soon as possible. I know I have to work for a year in the ER after graduation (after the NCLEX) but I doubt that finding a position in the ER as a new nurse will be easy. Are there any other alternatives? And what could I possibly do to increase my chance to get accepted in a CRNA program?


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Mike MacKinnon MSN FNP-C CRNA


I am a former Trauma Flight RN now a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNAs). I can help answer questions on the CRNA profession and clinical anesthesia. I work full time as an independent practice CRNA and have a special interest in regional anesthesia, particularly peripheral nerve blocks. I also teach ultrasound regional anesthesia and lecture all over the country. If I do not know the answer, I will find it for you.


I am a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Nurse Anesthetist who works as an independent/autonomous practitioner. There are often questions about my profession and I would like to offer the service of an actual CRNA. If you did not know, there are about 40000 of us which equates to 50% of the anesthesia providers in the USA today. I also lecture and teach ultrasound regional anesthesia all over the country.

AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)
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Air Medical Transport Journal
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Bachelors of Science in Nursing
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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

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Excellence in anesthesia education award

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