California CRNA Programs

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    Does anyone know why there are only 3 CRNA programs in the entire state of California. I would really think they would have more...
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    i know in san diego onlt one hospital system here uses crnas
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    California is not CRNA friendly, or nurse friendly.
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    Quote from calirn2006
    i know in san diego onlt one hospital system here uses crnas
    Kaiser, UCSD, Balboa (Navy)-and yes they have civilian CRNAs, Paradise Valley, and possibly others about which I am not aware
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    Quote from SueBee RN-BSN
    California is not CRNA friendly, or nurse friendly.
    Has anyone else experienced this? I have never head of this before.
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    cali will never opt out, but it employs tons of crna's, fresno has a giant all crna group.
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    In Fresno, but in So. Cal. it's the VA, KP, or military. When I worked PACU there were no CRNA's. I worked in two hospitals in San Diego, and three in Riverside. If anyone mentioned CRNA's they were black listed by the MDA's. If a RN knew to much about anesthesia or PACU she/he was black listed by the MDA's. The California Medical Association (CMA) is working hard to get rid of all APN's. I know this because I know a member a the CMA, did not know I was a RN. The CMA works with some of the medical movie makers out in California. Why do you all think nurses are depicted so poorly in those medical shows?

    The AMA is trying to limit types of providers (APN"s/PA's) who can provide care to patients. The ANA is fighting this, but the future of nursing is not bright. If nurses of all levels of education don't stick together, and put a stop to the distruction of our profession,well all that great education and $$$ spent getting it will be of no use to anyone.
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    Quote from SueBee RN-BSN
    The CMA works with some of the medical movie makers out in California. Why do you all think nurses are depicted so poorly in those medical shows?
    Quote from SueBee RN-BSN
    ...the future of nursing is not bright.
    Are you serious?
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    There are quite a large number of jobs in California and all of the CRNAs in those positions are happy and proud.

    Important not to spread unsubstantiated rumors.

    ALI
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    Quote from SueBee RN-BSN
    In Fresno, but in So. Cal. it's the VA, KP, or military. When I worked PACU there were no CRNA's. I worked in two hospitals in San Diego, and three in Riverside. If anyone mentioned CRNA's they were black listed by the MDA's. If a RN knew to much about anesthesia or PACU she/he was black listed by the MDA's. The California Medical Association (CMA) is working hard to get rid of all APN's. I know this because I know a member a the CMA, did not know I was a RN. The CMA works with some of the medical movie makers out in California. Why do you all think nurses are depicted so poorly in those medical shows?

    The AMA is trying to limit types of providers (APN"s/PA's) who can provide care to patients. The ANA is fighting this, but the future of nursing is not bright. If nurses of all levels of education don't stick together, and put a stop to the distruction of our profession,well all that great education and $$$ spent getting it will be of no use to anyone.
    I'll agree with half of what you are saying. I'm doing my clinicals in a county hospital in southern california and the job market for CRNAs in southern california sucks. As far as RNs and the state of california, the california nurses association is probably a close second to the mafia as far as pull and power in legislature. I have never seen the overtime laws in any other state that they have here in cali. An RN making in the 6 figures is not uncommon. Plus, hospitals can easily get reported if RNs don't get the breaks they are supposed to or work too much. Not bad for a minimum of an associate's degree.


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