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    Do/Can CRNA's make as much as MDA'S, say if I was a CRNA and I was making 150k a year for 3 12's a week, if I worked 60 hours every week (like a md) would I make 300k that year? would they pay me that much overtime? would they let me work that much overtime? Do any of you know anyone who works this much?
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    Maybe, but the first question is would you be able to get into a CRNA school? Actually, I guess that's the 5th question...1. getting into BSN program, 2. Getting an RN position, 3. Getting into ICU 4. Scoring well on the GRE (or whatever test your program requires) 5. Getting accepted to CRNA school.

    I'll be the first to say it is smart to think of how much money you can make within a field before you commit yourself to it. It's good to do research and ask questions. But so many people that start nursing school, whether ADN or BSN, start with the idea that they're going to be making 150,000 in a few years because they're going to do the CRNA program. I'm sure your whole nursing class will talk about this. Maybe 1 or 2 out of your whole program will actually do it.

    Don't get into nursing because you're counting on making $150k/yr...let alone $300,000.
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    It depends on the facility, whether you are salaried or paid hourly wages, and their policy on overtime.

    By the way, no matter where you work in the US, $300,000 starts to look a lot like $150,000 after Uncle Sam gets his share.
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    Are you attracted to the money, or you doing it because you enjoy working in the medical field? Nursing, even CRNA, is impossible if you don't enjoy nursing and are doing it only for the $$$$.
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    Quote from Reminisce
    Do/Can CRNA's make as much as MDA'S, say if I was a CRNA and I was making 150k a year for 3 12's a week, if I worked 60 hours every week (like a md) would I make 300k that year? would they pay me that much overtime? would they let me work that much overtime? Do any of you know anyone who works this much?

    You need to focus on one thing at a time rather than the salary you would make as a CRNA. That is first completing preqs and getting accepted to a BSN program which is rather tough these days for anyone let alone for those just coming out of high school.

    Nursing school requires insane dedication(that will need to last) and many many hours of work. Don't waste your time or money if you are in it for the money.
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    Quote from morphed
    Maybe, but the first question is would you be able to get into a CRNA school? Actually, I guess that's the 5th question...1. getting into BSN program, 2. Getting an RN position, 3. Getting into ICU 4. Scoring well on the GRE (or whatever test your program requires) 5. Getting accepted to CRNA school.

    I'll be the first to say it is smart to think of how much money you can make within a field before you commit yourself to it. It's good to do research and ask questions. But so many people that start nursing school, whether ADN or BSN, start with the idea that they're going to be making 150,000 in a few years because they're going to do the CRNA program. I'm sure your whole nursing class will talk about this. Maybe 1 or 2 out of your whole program will actually do it.

    Don't get into nursing because you're counting on making $150k/yr...let alone $300,000.
    Thanks for the information I DIDN'T ASK FOR! If I go into nursing for the money then it's my business not yours.
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    Quote from Reminisce
    Thanks for the information I DIDN'T ASK FOR! If I go into nursing for the money then it's my business not yours.
    Hey, I 100% agree, I don't think it's wrong to go into a career/field/job for the money. You should do what YOU want. I just wanted to make sure that you knew all the work involved. My sister mentioned she was going to go for CRNA school and all of a sudden a lot of her friends who had NEVER showed an interest in the program decided they wanted to go into nursing school in order to become a CRNA. Some entered and they took and retook the same courses over and over again in order to get high enough grades to get into the nursing program. I just wanted to make sure you knew the work involved. Many of them didn't even realize they have to take the GRE and that in many cases you couldn't get a job in ICU as a new grad.

    And I was just trying to help you so you don't need to be a *****...it's not like you're likely to get in anyway.

    Edited by traumarus: please don't call other posters names. Makes YOU appear unprofessional.
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    To answer your question; depends.

    if you are salary then no. you get what you get and that's it.

    if you are hourly, it's possible.
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    Guys, Can we be a bit more mature please? I don't need to be lectured on what to go to school for and what not to go to school for, That was no where in the question, If you can't answer the question then please don't post, There have been four answers so far (from when this is posted) and only one person has truly answered the question, Lets stay on topic, I am not looking for any type of debate, I am just looking for a simple on topic answer, please respect that, thanks.

    - Reminisce
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    Hi there,
    A friend once told me, the CRNA she knows makes close to 200k with overtime. I don't know how possible 300k is, but again I would think depends on the facility, if its CRNA-overtime friendly. Maybe try posting this in the CRNA section, that is IF they answer your question rather than starting another debate about why you asked what... lol.

    Good Luck


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