Quote from tonetone77
no, everybody doesn't have a bachelor's. florida international university in miami.
sorry this post got to me, as i will be a srna in january 2007. i did massive amounts of research into the profession during the time leading up to my application process, during the process and after my acceptance into a program. so here are the requirements from the aana and from fiu in miami. basically you have to have some kind of bachelors degree.
all applicants must meet the general admission requirements for graduate admission at florida international university, which includes a minimum gpa of 3.0 and a combined verbal and quantitative gre score of 1000. the program does not grant exemption to the minimum 1000 score for the gre exam. these requirements are further outlined on the university graduate web site
. in addition, the minimum additional requirements for admission to the anesthesiology nursing program are: (1) a current unrestricted rn license in florida, (2) a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited institution, and (3) a minimum of 1 year experience as an r.n. in a critical care setting, and (4) admission to the graduate nursing program. although acls and cpr certification is not required to apply, acls and cpr are required prior to enrollment.
rns who have a bachelors degree in a discipline other than nursing may be eligible for admission through our msn bridge program. for these students the bridge courses are integrated into the anesthesiology nursing curriculum, thus not lengthening the program of study.
and now from the aana:
education of nurse anesthetists in the united states -
at a glance
education and experience required to become a certified registered nurse anesthetists (crna) include:
- a bachelor's of science in nursing (bsn) or other appropriate baccalaureate degree.
- a current license as a registered nurse.
- at least one year's experience in an acute care nursing setting.
- graduation from an accredited graduate school of nurse anesthesia. these educational programs range from 24-36 months, depending upon university requirements, and offer a master's degree.
- all programs include clinical training in university-based or large community hospitals.
- pass a national certification examination following graduation.