Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)

There are nearly 30,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the nation today. They administer over 65% of the anesthesia in the United States. The percentage is significantly higher in rural areas.  They are licensed in all states and serve as commissioned officers in all branches of the military as well as the United States Public Health Service. There need for many more CRNAs in the U.S. today as per the studies conducted by the federal government.  Our nation has a significant shortfall of these invaluable Nurse Specialists.

In the United States of America, nurse anesthetists must first complete a bachelor's degree or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They must be a licensed registered nurse. In addition, candidates are required to have a minimum of one year of full-time nursing experience in an a medical intensive care unit or surgical intensive care unit, although a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) will also meet the requirement. Following this experience, applicants apply to a Council on Accreditation (COA) accredited program of nurse-anesthesia. Education is offered on a master’s degree or doctoral degree (in Nurse Anesthesia Practice). Program length is typically 28 months in duration, but can vary from 24 to 36 months. The didactic curricula of nurse-anesthesia programs are governed by the Council on Accreditation (COA) standards and provide students the scientific, clinical, and professional foundation upon which to build a sound and safe clinical practice. Further education, which can be obtained after completion of a CRNA program, can afford supervised experiences for students during which time they are able to learn anesthesia techniques, test theory, and apply knowledge to clinical problems. Students gain experience with patients of all ages who require medical, surgical, obstetrical, dental, and pediatric interventions.[In addition, many require study in methods of scientific inquiry and statistics, as well as active participation in student-generated and faculty-sponsored research.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, or CRNAs, are some of the most advanced and highest paid of all nurses. CRNAs administer anesthesia during surgery, when an anesthesiologist physician is not available to do so. In fact, CRNAs actually predate anesthesiologists (physicians who administer anesthesiology). According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), CRNAs are “pioneers in the field of anesthesiology,” having come into existence during the civil war in the 1800s, when anesthesia itself was new, and was utilized to ease pain for soldiers and surgical patients.

Our main target is to help the nursing anesthetist to clear this CRNA exam as well as it offers continuing education credits which is a mandatory extra training to maintain the certification. We deals with multiple choice questions on the anatomy and physiology of the human body in normal and diseased state, basic principles of anesthesia, the process of administering anesthesia, Modern equipments used in anesthesia, the process of administering anesthesia along with the possible complications from anesthesia. This type of preparation can really help the nursing anesthetists and update them regarding newer techniques and interventions in the field of anesthesia.