i am a second year b.sc. nursing student in bangalore, india. i chose nursing because i wanted to study anesthesia post nursing. i love working in critical care, pain management, and anesthesiology and hence am very much interested in pursuing this course. we don't have this for nurses in india.. we only have md, anesthesiology.. i am 31 years old now and i don't wish to put in another 8+ years in pursuing mbbs, md, etc..
i wish to know how to apply for the same in the us and how many years would it take for me to complete the course. what are the pre-requisites for the same? what's the average yearly fee? will working in or in the preanesthesia team plus pacu help or should i work in the icu after completing bsn? even if i work as an anesthetist for just 5 years, i would be more happy than doing something i don't like for ages. this is my dream job as it has so much of challenges.
i hope i get right info on how to go about it.
thanks so much