I am currently a SRNA at Minneapolis School of Anesthesia. I did some shadowing at several minneapolis hospitals before going to school. one of the U of M. Call the OR front desk and ask to talk to the chief nurse anesthetist (moderator note: please, no personal names). Tell her your deal and you should be able to shadow right there....once, twice, whatever you want.
I also called Abbott and they were more than happy to let me come, and I also went to Childrens' Minneapolis (where i worked in the PICU). Schools
love to hear that youve shadowed and it is a great experience to see what anesthesia is like.
Instead of asking a person (which is usually not possible)....call around to the local hospitals. ask to talk to the chief anesthestist and they shoud be able to hook you up.