is your state CRNA friendly?

  1. I live in a so-called "CRNA friendly" state, New Jersey, and I'm hoping to relocate to another CRNA friendly state after graduation. Is your state friendly or unfriendly?
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    More CRNA programs in Pa than any other state....
  4. by   piper_for_hire
    Just to be clear - not looking for CRNA programs but rather states that are CRNA friendly. I'm attending a program in PA.
  5. by   GregRN
    Colorado doesn't appear to be too CRNA friendly. No CRNA programs in Colorado, or the entire Rocky Mountain region for that matter (I know you said you aren't looking for CRNA programs, but in order for many of those to exist there needs to be placements. Placements are usually begotten through MDA's...if no one's willing to offer placements, then no CRNA program). The Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) has filed a lawsuit to prevent the opt-out of the Medicare rule requiring physician supervision of nurse anesthetists, with none other than Governor Bill Owens as the defendant. Big thumb over anesthesia in Colorado by MDA's.
  6. by   catcolalex
    two states i'm familiar with, Utah-no, Indiana-no.
  7. by   catcolalex
    of the states i'm familiar with, Utah and Indiana, neither is very CRNA friendly.
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    basis for pa being pro crna


    nurse anesthesia


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    nurses have been administering anesthesia in pennsylvania since 1877 when the first nurse administered anesthetic was delivered at st. vincent's hospital in erie. since that time the pennsylvania tradition has provided for the training, education and utilization of more nurse anesthetists than any other state.
    http://www.pana.org/nurse_anesthesia.htm
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    2004: nursing white paper- nursing workforce in pa

    [font=veranda]26% of rns employed in health care in pennsylvania reported having advanced certification of some type, which includes certified nurse midwife, certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified registered nurse practitioner, and clinical specialist.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 23, '06
  9. by   deepz
    You could start from the list of those States which are Medicare Opt-Out States. Check aana.com


    Quote from piper_for_hire
    I live in a so-called "CRNA friendly" state, New Jersey, and I'm hoping to relocate to another CRNA friendly state after graduation. Is your state friendly or unfriendly?
  10. by   MikeyJ
    I live in Nevada and I wouldn't go as far as saying we are CRNA unfriendly; however, I don't think there is a demand for CRNA's yet. Nevada has a relatively small population compared to most other states, and I think that is one of the main reasons why we don't employ many advanced practice nurses.
  11. by   deepz
    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    .......Nurses have been administering anesthesia in Pennsylvania since 1877 when the first nurse administered anesthetic was delivered at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie.....

    From wikipedia:

    The first nurse to provide anesthesia was Catherine S. Lawrence, and probably along with other nurses, administered anesthesia for Civil War surgeons circa 1861 to 1865.

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