CRNA Administrator?

  1. Hello everyone,
    I am currently a double major in nursing and business, kind of odd I know. I have aspirations to become a CRNA and hopefully a hospital administrator someday. I was just wandering if it is feasible to be a CRNA and possibly take on a role of Chief of Anesthesia or the department, or even an administrator of the hospital. If I were to go on to get an advanced degree in Public Health or Health Admin. is this a viable option? Has anyone done this, or currently does this, or holds one or more of these titles? Thanks in advance for any help.
    -Con
    •  
  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   GmanRN
    I too am interested in Anesthesia Management. Would love to hear from some Chief CRNAs about whatever they would care to discuss.
  4. by   loisane
    CAMC School of Nurse Anesthesia in Charleston WV grants a Masters in Health care administration in conjuction with its nurse anesthesia program. I beleiveveRush University's nurse anesthesia program has a strong business focus as well.

    You may find others in addition to these. There is quite a bit of cross interest with business among the nurse anesthesia community.

    loisane crna
  5. by   Laban
    I will be a SRNA come Jan. 2008. I have a long term aspiration of doing management. i did an extensive online search on advanced degrees. At the moment, i would complete anesthesia school the I will probably (if i dont change my options) go for a terminal degree; PHD in healthcare management, policy and research or something along those lines.
    good luck in your persuit.
  6. by   proclivity
    Quote from Conz3434
    Hello everyone,
    I am currently a double major in nursing and business, kind of odd I know. I have aspirations to become a CRNA and hopefully a hospital administrator someday. I was just wandering if it is feasible to be a CRNA and possibly take on a role of Chief of Anesthesia or the department, or even an administrator of the hospital. If I were to go on to get an advanced degree in Public Health or Health Admin. is this a viable option? Has anyone done this, or currently does this, or holds one or more of these titles? Thanks in advance for any help.
    -Con

    Esa,
    I think that is a fabulous idea. I am surprised that i have not heard of it before now. Seems like a common sense path towards a job in business and nursing and it is strange that school have not thought to advertise about it. I am curious as to whether a straight MBA or MPH would be more lucrative and functional with respect to your end goal.
    I live in Columbus, Ohio and Ohio State University, as a whole lets students "design" their own degrees allowing students to combine, for examplt aspects of 2 different masters when things like this arise.
    Good luck to you.
  7. by   Iamansrna
    I too am interested in becoming a CRNA and getting into MPH, I have seen were some senior nurses do this, however I am still confused on how to go about it.:innerconf
  8. by   EmeraldNYL
    The CEO of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philly (affiliated with the University Of Pennsylvania health system) is a CRNA!!
  9. by   gasmaster
    [quote=Conz3434;2408517]Hello everyone,
    I am currently a double major in nursing and business, kind of odd I know. I have aspirations to become a CRNA and hopefully a hospital administrator someday. I was just wandering if it is feasible to be a CRNA and possibly take on a role of Chief of Anesthesia or the department, or even an administrator of the hospital. If I were to go on to get an advanced degree in Public Health or Health Admin. is this a viable option? Has anyone done this, or currently does this, or holds one or more of these titles? Thanks in advance for any help.
    -Con[/quot
    I know each nursing board has different requirements, but for most advanced practice nurses you must work a certain number of hours per year in your field to stay certified. I don't know what the CRNA requirement is here in TX, never looked, but a friend of mine in a NP and she told me she has to work 1,000 hrs. at bedside per year to keep her certification.
  10. by   deepz

close