CRNA Licence

  1. I have a question I know you will be able to answer for me. I was wondering if once you obtain a licence as a CRNA or pass CRNA boards, are you entitled to practice in any of the 50 states?
    If that isn't the case, how do you get a licence in other states? reciprocity or taking the exam again?
    I was asked this question by my optometrist today, when I told him I will be going to school to become a CRNA, and I didn't know the answer.
    Thank you,


    Yamile
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    You have to apply for a license in each and every state where you wish to work. As a RN or CRNA. Simple as that....................
  4. by   CRNA, DNSc
    Back up a bit- CRNA is not a license, it is a credential. Passing the certification exam entitles you to use the credential CRNA. But licensure is a matter at the State level and here's where the water gets muddy . The state requirements about licensure to practice as a CRNA vary. In some states you are "licensed" as an advanced practice nurse in addition to your RN license, in others you may need a state "speciality certification" in addition to the RN license and in others the requirement may be different yet. There is a page on the aana.com website that gives requirements by state for more specific information.
  5. by   Future SRNA
    Quote from CRNA, DNSc
    Back up a bit- CRNA is not a license, it is a credential. Passing the certification exam entitles you to use the credential CRNA. But licensure is a matter at the State level and here's where the water gets muddy . The state requirements about licensure to practice as a CRNA vary. In some states you are "licensed" as an advanced practice nurse in addition to your RN license, in others you may need a state "speciality certification" in addition to the RN license and in others the requirement may be different yet. There is a page on the aana.com website that gives requirements by state for more specific information.
    Thank you for your information. I will be reading the aana web page to get informed in reference to this subject.

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