Nurse Anesthetists are in demand due to the aging US population and the growing number of surgical procedures performed in ambulatory surgical centers and doctors’ offices.
You’ll give anesthetics and epidurals, and monitor breathing, temperature, heart rate, and other vital signs.
You’ll be the liaison between the doctor, and various healthcare departments involved in the procedure.
You’ll take patient histories and get consent before any procedures.
You’ll teach patients and their families about the effects and adverse reactions of anesthesia.
You’ll take care of patients pre and post-surgery, helping them with recovery and pain management.
Ambulatory surgical centers
Outpatient care centers
Your own practice in some states
Gain at least a years’ experience in Acute Care.
Pass the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist exam
through the National Board of Certification & Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists.
You’re ready to work as a Nurse Anesthetist.