While most crna's I have met have expressed plenty of satisfaction with their careers, I am curious to hear from others (including srna's and rn's trying to become crna's) out there. I would assume that the morale seems to be much better than nursing in general. I guess, I am try to get some more positive reinforcement before I take the plunge and go for it myself. I can remember talking to RN's prior to going to nursing school
and heard plenty of mixed reviews. Even though, I had gone into nursing with the goal of eventually becoming a crna. However, I thought I would have enjoyed reg. nursing more than I actually do. I love working in a teaching hospital and learning the medical and tech aspects of nursing, but can't stand the other BS, such as being expected to do aid work, maid work, clerk work and of course act as a waiter for the pt. and family. I just have a hard time truly feeling professional when having to do all these other task. I can only take solace in the fact that many of crna's I have met (especially the males) have expressed similar feelings about bedside nursing, but state that they really enjoy their new role as a crna and feel much more professional. I have even heard many say that if they had to back to bedside nursing they would get out of healthcare. Does anyone else feel like this? And I am not trying to be totally negative about bedside nursing, as a matter of fact, the unit I am in now is the best unit I have ever worked in. I am just not crazy about some of the stuff we are expected to do as bedside nurses.