interested in anesthesia field

  1. I'm not an RN yet, but I'm interested in this field. Do you know of any schools in Florida for this? How much schooling is it?
    Do you enjoy this field? Is the pay good? How are the employment opportunities in this field?
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  3. by   jackcrna
    Here is a list of nurse anesthesia schools in FLA. If you need other schools, let me know

    Barry University Master of Science Program in Anesthesiology
    11300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami Shores, Florida 33161-6695
    p: (800) 756-6000, Ext. 3230
    http://www2.barry.edu/vpaa-snhs/anesthe.htm

    Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia Bay Medical Center
    615 N. Bonita Avenue
    Panama City, Florida 32401
    p: (850) 747-6918
    http://www.baymedical.org/gooding.htm

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    Jack
  4. by   TMP
    What about CRNA schools in Indiana? On average how much do these nurses make? And how long does it atke to get the degree?
  5. by   NurseLinda
    My best friend and business partner is a CRNA in Ohio, and you need a MSN (Masters in Nursing) to be acccepted to most if not all CRNA schools. They also preferred ICU experience she said. She started out making (5 years ago) in the $130,000 range, but managed care has really cut that BIG TIME... and those cuts will likely continue... That's why she is joining me in another business. BUT.. if you'd like to chat with her, I'm sure she wouldn't mind. Just let me know... and I'll refer the message... excellm@flash.net

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  6. by   jackcrna
    Re: Admission requirements for anesthesia school. The listed requirements cover most programs although some may have variations not mentioned here.

    A baccalaureate degree in nursing or in an appropriate science concentration.

    Graduate of an accredited registered nursing program.

    A current, valid professional registered nursing license within the United States and be eligible for licensure in the state where you plan to attend.

    A minimum of one year of experience as a registered nurse in a critical care area.

    Transcripts that document a minimum 3.0 (A=4) grade point average on all studies completed prior to application.

    Official exam results indicating a minimum acceptable score of 500 verbal and 500 quantitative on the GRE exam or a score of 50 on the MAT exam.

    Satisfactory letters of reference submitted by each of the following: immediate supervisor in a critical care area, appropriate reference from the school of nursing where basic nursing credential was acquired, and a professional colleague (MD or CRNA).

    Jack


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    Jack
  7. by   cdoncrna
    The pay varies widely depending on the practice setting. Some CRNAs are making the megabucks working in rural areas in private practice settings while others are working for anesthesia groups with much smaller income potentials due to the overhead of this type of practice. Don

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