Hi all. I've been an RN for 24 damn years now, the past 20 in one ICU or another. I like the tech side of the ICU, I like PA lines and toys and drips and all that, and so CRNA sort of seems like the natural outgrowth of that. But do I really want to bust the domestic budget for two years while I go to school full time, just to spend my days in the OR with a bunch of surgeons? I just dunno. Any relevant commentary from the group? Thanks in advance.
Aug 14, '03
My suggestion would be to spend time shadowing several CRNAs. The more time in the OR you spend, the better you will be able to determine if it is for you or not. CRNA school is a huge committment and you should really be sure before you start.
Oct 26, '03
I think if you are asking the question, you already know the answer.
(Typical nurse). If your family is supportive (if there is one) then yes, probably. (yes I have been to your site, yes I LOVE your site!) You will be down and out a couple of years, and then bam! Right back into the lifestyle you can't afford!
(of course I aspire to be a CRNA one day, so I might be biased!)
Good luck with your decision