Also referred to as:
CRNA, Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Requirements and Responsibilities
Certified Nurse Anesthetist prepares prescribed solutions and administers anesthetic following specified methods and procedures. Informs physician of patient's condition during anesthesia. Being a Certified Nurse Anesthetist performs pre- and post-anesthesia patient visits and documents anesthesia notes on patient records. Requires a master's degree in nursing, and certification as a nurse anesthetist (CRNA). Additionally, Certified Nurse Anesthetist typically reports to a manager. Certified Nurse Anesthetist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.