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- by sylviabrennan Jul 31, '12I am a registered irish nurse with fourteen years experience and have moved here recently with my husband on his work visa .I am allowed to study but i cannot work.i am considering doing a course in the meantime .I have my visa screen cert and registered with state board ,but i am not sure what my qualification from ireland is the equilivent of .Has anyone any advise on this i would be grateful as what is the best route to go and would i be entitled to financhial aid to study here even though i am not a citizen .how long would the course take and would it be full time .thanks for your help .any advise welcome.
- Aug 2, '12 by HouTxIn the US, our anesthesia APNs are CRNAs... in most states, this qualifies them to manage anesthesia under the supervision of a qualified anesthesiologist. It is a graduate (post baccalaureate) degree. Some states permit more independent practice. The educational program is rigorous - most require ~ 2 years of full-time ICU experience in order to even qualify for application. Admission is extremely competitive. I would suggest you gather information on CRNA programs to obtain more information about what this process entails.