Is this job (nurse anesthetist) really as good as Im reading or no? - page 4

by Zagnonian

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So basically Ive read around 150k a year, 36hr/wk, covered or low malpractice insurance and around 7 years of schooling/training and high demand? Am I missing something or is this job perfect?... Read More


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    Quote from dimov13
    Thank you for the reply, I'm just asking this because I don't know if there is time to have a social life during CRNA school. I'm worried I will miss out on my kids childhood.
    I start in August but my understanding is that you will have maybe an hour a day with your family. so yes you will miss out on a lot. studying will consume 70 to 90 hours a week of your life for 2 to 3 years

    I have 3 children and I know it is going to be a sacrifice. we have talked a lot over the years of me finishing school and I have waited 15 years to go back. and it is time

    good luck
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    If your doing it for the money...don't do it...its a very stressfull job, most work 40+ hours, and there's a lot of political BS between CRNAS and MDAS
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    Well money is a factor in the decision of course because I want my family to have a stable financial future but I love health care. I'm not sure that working as a nurse will be high enough pay especially in Florida. I wouldn't even be considering CRNA school or nursing if I didn't love what the job entails but of course money is a factor since I am paying for school and school is taking years of my life.
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    What is it that your husband did in the stick market? I would love to get started on something more worth my time!
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    Quote from dimov13
    Well money is a factor in the decision of course because I want my family to have a stable financial future but I love health care. I'm not sure that working as a nurse will be high enough pay especially in Florida. I wouldn't even be considering CRNA school or nursing if I didn't love what the job entails but of course money is a factor since I am paying for school and school is taking years of my life.
    Truth be told, for most of the nurses either going into CRNA programs or that have become them, money really was a major factor. I mean you have people that right out of nursing school or that haven't even completed nursing schools that are chomping at the bit to do CRNA--primarily because of the role, and I also think that it's some sort of status elevation or something.

    Personally, I agree that a person should be highly interested in the area, and it should be something that they love--as noted by the person with the lovecrn moniker. I don't think, in the long run, money is enough for people. Maybe some folks, but really, it's just awesome to be able to do what you really love, if you have to wake up and do it every single day. I mean isn't that one of the real measures of quality for your life's work?
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    I suppose you evidence for the wild statements of money being the major factor? Or are you just pulling this from the air?

    Part of being a clinician/provider is understanding evidence based medicine. You can't just say something without evidence. So if you have any studies that show the CRNA are mainly in it for the money and prestige, post them. Otherwise, please stop giving unfounded opinions especially as you are not a CRNA and not a NP either.

    No offense intended.
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    Quote from nomadcrna
    I suppose you evidence for the wild statements of money being the major factor? Or are you just pulling this from the air?

    Part of being a clinician/provider is understanding evidence based medicine. You can't just say something without evidence. So if you have any studies that show the CRNA are mainly in it for the money and prestige, post them. Otherwise, please stop giving unfounded opinions especially as you are not a CRNA and not a NP either.

    No offense intended.
    Thank You.
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    It gets old reading from the altruistic bunch who act like they never considered the pay raise they would achieve when going from an RN to a CRNA. I highly doubt anyone who has made the transition didn't think about the money. Obviously, it very likely isn't the only reason, but it has to play a part when deciding to pursue such a tough education.
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    Quote from channtheman
    It gets old reading from the altruistic bunch who act like they never considered the pay raise they would achieve when going from an RN to a CRNA. I highly doubt anyone who has made the transition didn't think about the money. Obviously, it very likely isn't the only reason, but it has to play a part when deciding to pursue such a tough education.
    Sure did. No one would do this for free or a very little pay raise. The debt some of us build up would definitely require a higher income to pay off. I think the problem are those who have never even spoke to a CRNA and haven't started RN school but decided that they will be CRNAs one day. Over half my nursing class were gonna be CRNAs and as far as I know, I'm the only one so far who has gone to school. I'm sure most of it is annoyance.
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    Quote from channtheman
    It gets old reading from the altruistic bunch who act like they never considered the pay raise they would achieve when going from an RN to a CRNA. I highly doubt anyone who has made the transition didn't think about the money. Obviously, it very likely isn't the only reason, but it has to play a part when deciding to pursue such a tough education.
    In the infinite wisdom of the USAF I actually make less as a CRNA than I would have had I stayed on USAF ICU nurse.
    When CRNAs try to tell CRNA hopefuls that money should be low on the list of why they want to become a CRNA then maybe there is reason....
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