did you have a hard time finding work?

  1. I keep hearing here and there that CRNA's don't have a lot of job offers?

    how true is that? i mean , i know to an extent since it is a specialty that you're not as widely recruited as a regular nurse, but still. did you have a hard time looking for work?

    one thing i keep hearing is that many hospitals don't need CRNAs
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  3. by   alansmith52
    WOW,,
    nothing could be further from the truth, whomever is telling you that has some agenda, probably a nursing faculty.

    I get so many job offers its almost annyoing (I said almost)
    I have a whole black garbage leaf bag in my closet at home where i toss job offers that come in the mail (just in the mail).
    I there are plenty of jobs
  4. by   bisson
    Quote from alansmith52
    WOW,,
    nothing could be further from the truth, whomever is telling you that has some agenda, probably a nursing faculty.

    I get so many job offers its almost annyoing (I said almost)
    I have a whole black garbage leaf bag in my closet at home where i toss job offers that come in the mail (just in the mail).
    I there are plenty of jobs
    funny enough, it IS from faculty. thanks for clearing up the B.S. I really truly appreciate it. you can't believe everything you hear, i guess.
  5. by   catcolalex
    It does depend somewhat on the area, Utah, for example, does not have many jobs, they are there, but you can only find them with a lot of probing.
  6. by   platon20
    Quote from catcolalex
    It does depend somewhat on the area, Utah, for example, does not have many jobs, they are there, but you can only find them with a lot of probing.
    Whats up with Utah? Do Mormons not believe in surgery or something?

    seriously, every state has a CRNA shortage. I've never heard of anybody having trouble finding a job
  7. by   nilepoc
    Quote from platon20
    Whats up with Utah? Do Mormons not believe in surgery or something?

    seriously, every state has a CRNA shortage. I've never heard of anybody having trouble finding a job

    Whats up, is that some states are more desirable to live in than others. For example, Colorado. In colorado the Anesthesiologists have a huge presence and are very influential. So much so that they bullied the governor into withdrawing a request to grant independant practice to CRNAs. I looked into jobs in Reno Nevada and found a similar situation to Colorado. Anesthesiologist only practices dominated the landscape. Federal jobs exist, but are few and far between. If you are willing to move to a less desirable local, you will find jobs a plenty.
  8. by   Reno1978
    Quote from nilepoc
    Whats up, is that some states are more desirable to live in than others. For example, Colorado. In colorado the Anesthesiologists have a huge presence and are very influential. So much so that they bullied the governor into withdrawing a request to grant independant practice to CRNAs. I looked into jobs in Reno Nevada and found a similar situation to Colorado. Anesthesiologist only practices dominated the landscape. Federal jobs exist, but are few and far between. If you are willing to move to a less desirable local, you will find jobs a plenty.
    Becoming a CRNA is something that interests me, but you're totally right about Reno, NV. I'm in Reno in a BSN program, but I'm interested in shadowing a CRNA and I'm having a very hard time finding one locally! It's all MDAs here. I found that the hospital out in Elko is mostly CRNAs for that hospital's anesthesia group, but that's 300 miles away. I think I may have to wait until I'm done with my BSN before I continue my quest to shadow a CRNA.
  9. by   bisson
    Quote from Reno1978
    Becoming a CRNA is something that interests me, but you're totally right about Reno, NV. I'm in Reno in a BSN program, but I'm interested in shadowing a CRNA and I'm having a very hard time finding one locally! It's all MDAs here. I found that the hospital out in Elko is mostly CRNAs for that hospital's anesthesia group, but that's 300 miles away. I think I may have to wait until I'm done with my BSN before I continue my quest to shadow a CRNA.

    how do you shadow CRNA's? and is that something that you have to do on your own? is it a requirement for the program?
  10. by   alansmith52
    Quote from nilepoc
    Whats up, is that some states are more desirable to live in than others. For example, Colorado. In colorado the Anesthesiologists have a huge presence and are very influential. So much so that they bullied the governor into withdrawing a request to grant independant practice to CRNAs. I looked into jobs in Reno Nevada and found a similar situation to Colorado. Anesthesiologist only practices dominated the landscape. Federal jobs exist, but are few and far between. If you are willing to move to a less desirable local, you will find jobs a plenty.
    agreed, Utah, Nevada and Colorado are exceptions
    can you imagine how many mormon anesthesiologist there are? where do you think they want to live? aside from being a desirable state to live as Nilepoc stated these guys also have serveral generations of family in utah so the market is bad for us in these few states.
  11. by   EmeraldNYL
    There are currently jobs in Philly, but I see the market becoming saturated very soon because there are so many ******* students here!!! I was also told the Phoenix, AZ area is bad for CRNAs d/t MDA monopoly.
  12. by   platon20
    I dont understand why CRNAs would be at a disadvantage in heavy MDA areas. CRNAs are a lot cheaper than MDAs and can do the same job. I would think hospitals would jump at hte chance to pay CRNAs less and make more profit.

    SEriously why would a hospital hire an MDA for 400k when a CRNA only charges 170k?

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