CRNA vs. MDA SALARY

  1. 0 Does anyone in here think that in the near future CRNA's could possibly make equal wages with MDA's due to the recent development of the OPT-OUT states???

    In either case, what do you think some of the possibilities are for the CRNA and the MDA in 5, 10, or 20 years down the road?
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  4. Visit  Phishininau} profile page
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    negative. i think CRNA salaries will stay around the same as they are now.
  5. Visit  matt12345654321} profile page
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    Thanks, does anyone else have any insight into this?

    Is it possible for the Board of Nursing to create, a Certified Practical Nurse Anesthetist to assist the the CRNA as the MDA's have the AA
    Last edit by matt12345654321 on Oct 4, '06
  6. Visit  CRNA, DNSc} profile page
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    CRNAs are educated and trained to give anesthesia. Sometimes we are "assisted" by the anesthesiologist . No way on the PN "assistant", you will need to do the RN & BSN or other Bach degree and go to anesthesia school.
  7. Visit  matt12345654321} profile page
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    I know there is no such thing as a practical nurse anesthetist!!
    I was thinking of future possibilities with the Nurse Anesthetist's expanded scope of practice.

    Sounds like the CRNA's here say no chance of ever becoming like an MDA or being as equals or even close to it!

    If this is true then i suppose CRNA's will never have a salary like an MDA!!

    What do you see in the FUTURE?????????????
    Last edit by matt12345654321 on Oct 4, '06
  8. Visit  paindoc} profile page
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    When this happened at the Univ of Kentucky several years ago during a shortage of residents, and when UK hired locum CRNAs making more than the attending physicians, half the physicians were gone within a few years. Eventually the chairman was ousted, the CRNAs were fired, and the MDs prevailed.
    It is likely increasing competition financially between MDs and CRNAs in the opt out states will eventually lead to more and more locked out departments where CRNAs will never be hired under any circumstance. Of course podunk hospitals 200 miles from the nearest Walmart will never have this situation, so it may be well worth investing in a good fly fishing rig in the opt out states.
  9. Visit  traumaRUs} profile page
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    Again - this shows the difference in lobbying power of the AMA versus the ANA!
  10. Visit  matt12345654321} profile page
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    Thanks Pain Doc, thats the kind of answer i was looking for. Does anyone else have any input in this matter?

    I am really interested in hearing everyone's ideas. Docs and CRNAS Please post your thoughts.
  11. Visit  CougRN} profile page
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    Again - this shows the difference in lobbying power of the AMA versus the ANA!
    The ANA doesn't lobby for CRNA's. We have our own lobbying group that has been very good to CRNA's for a long time. And I don't think the goal of our association or CRNA's is to become "equals" to MDA's. We have a lot of the same skills and training but that doesn't make us equal. They have their job and we have ours and a lot of it overlaps. If you want to be the Doc go to med school, if you want to give anesthesia go to NA school.
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    [quote=CougRN]The ANA doesn't lobby for CRNA's. We have our own lobbying group that has been very good to CRNA's for a long time. And I don't think the goal of our association or CRNA's is to become "equals" to MDA's.

    Are you positive? LOL

    So what are the goals of the AANA?
    What are they lobbying for?
    Last edit by matt12345654321 on Oct 5, '06
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    [QUOTE=matt12345654321]
    Quote from CougRN
    The ANA doesn't lobby for CRNA's. We have our own lobbying group that has been very good to CRNA's for a long time. And I don't think the goal of our association or CRNA's is to become "equals" to MDA's.

    Are you positive? LOL

    So what are the goals of the AANA?
    What are they lobbying for?
    umm, yes i'm positive. try going to the AANA website for that information. we dont need the ANA our lobbying group is larger, stronger, and more respected.
    Last edit by CougRN on Oct 5, '06
  14. Visit  skipaway} profile page
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    [quote=matt12345654321
    So what are the goals of the AANA?
    What are they lobbying for?[/quote]

    Matt,
    Go to aana.com and peruse the site, you'll find a lot of good information about CRNAs and our organization.

    What do you do in health care? Are you interested in becoming a CRNA?
  15. Visit  Ventjock} profile page
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    Quote from matt12345654321
    Thanks, does anyone else have any insight into this?

    Is it possible for the Board of Nursing to create, a Certified Practical Nurse Anesthetist to assist the the CRNA as the MDA's have the AA
    do u know what AAs do?

    do u know that AAs and CRNAs working in the same group earn the same $$$?

    if u wanna make more than a MDA, become a radiologist.


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