Hi there. I'm an Australian student about to start my first year of a Bachelor of Nursing. From what I understand, our three year Bachelor of Nursing is the equivalent of an American BSN (I think Australian nurses just have to sit NCLEX exams to work as a RN in the US)
I've been researching various areas of nursing, and I am quite interested in becoming a CRNA, however in Australia it seems as though this isn't possible, as only doctors are allowed to anesthetize patients.
Ideally I would love to do my Bachelor of Nursing in Australia, then after a couple of years of work move to the US to live/complete a Masters of Nurse Anesthesia.[FONT=arial, sans-serif] Do you think this would be possible? The major problem that I can see is that my Australian degree will only be three years, I am guessing because we are not required to do general subjects or pre-requisites such as chemistry, and I'm scared that this will effect my chances of getting into a Masters program.
If anyone can help clear this up, or if you have any advice, I would love to hear your thoughts.