I am almost finished receiving my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and it seems to me that the work of the CRNA is very intense; however how much does chemistry actually apply to the position. Its seems like the procedure is still the same to me as for registered nurses, check the doctors orders, have correct drug and dosage and monitor patient. The SRNA curriculum is very loaded with science. I just received a B in Chemistry (general organic and biochemistry). I want to know if someone is not to fond of science; howver loves critical care, should pursue becoming a CRNA.
what is the daily routine of a CRNA and what knowledge must a CRNA have
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I already know about the practice. I already have done my research for about 2 years, however I have been unable to see how the science portion of the curriculum relates to the every day performance of the position since nurses do not prescribe or designate the anesthetic given.
Then your research ability is very inept or you've been extremely misguided. As a CRNA I prescribe and designate the anesthetics given to my patients every shift, all day long. I don't turn to a physician to see what the person wants to use. I interview the patient, review their chart, and prescribe the type of anesthetic to be given.
All of the sciences included in CRNA training are necessary so that as a CRNA you understand how not only the anesthetics work but how they interact with other meds the patients is taking and the different pathophysiologic states the patient may be in.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Aug 13, '10
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