What else can CRNAs do?

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    Besides providing anesthesia during surgery what can a CRNA do for patients? I know that PAs working in surgery are also allowed to work in the clinic and do outpatient care a few days of the week. Can CRNAs do something similar? If not, do you feel anesthesia gets boring after some years?
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    I was an RT then a neuro ICU nurse. Got bored with both. I've been a CRNA for over 30 years and I've yet to want or have time to do anything else. I do hospital OB and epidurals full time. I moon light doing pain clinic, GI lab and office plastics prn. I live in a metro area in TX and make over 200k a year.
    Honestly, I am one of few people I know who loves my job and consider my self lucky to have found this career when at the time I started, pay was the same as an RN supervisor job I was offered.
    The school was totally consuming with an 80% divorce rate, mine included. I would never recommend the school for someone with kids, forget outside work or social life.
    Yet, if I knew what I know now of what a good fit it is for me, I would do it again for only RN pay

    Posted by: murse916
    Original Content: Besides providing anesthesia during surgery what can a CRNA do for patients? I know that PAs working in surgery are also allowed to work in the clinic and do outpatient care a few days of the week. Can CRNAs do something similar? If not, do you feel anesthesia gets boring after some years?
    Last edit by sirI on Jan 15, '13


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