Quote from jessicanursing101
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.
I am not worried about being a CRNA and nothin in my post has indicated that I am ignorant of the role.
Actually, your whole OP shows that you are very ignorant of the role of being a CRNA.
1. You didn't know that CRNAs do not work off of Doctor's orders. Which indicates that you don't understand how CRNAs practice.
2. You ask why a science background is important in anesthesia which also indicates for someone that has done "2 years" of research doesn't have fundamental understanding of anesthesia.
3. For example: You will need to know what receptors every drug you give works on, how each drug is metabolized, which drugs will interact with other drugs and to what degree, which drug to give/not to give in any particular scenario, how a person's pathophysiology is going to effect your anesthesia, have a basic understanding of physics/chemistry/physiology etc. just understand MAC/BG coefficient/second gas effect etc.
So again I would suggest starting with AANA - Home
and going over the very informative posts on what CRNAs do and how to become a CRNA.