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So many questions about CRNA - page 4

I am currently a nursing student and I am considering the possibility of going back to school to become a CRNA when I graduate with my BSN. I have so many unanswered questions. I guess I will start... Read More

  1. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
    #26 1
    We will just have to disagree then.

    medical diagnosis diagnosis based on information from sources such as findings from a physical examination, interview with the patient or family or both, medical history of the patient and family, and clinical findings as reported by laboratory tests and radiologic studies.
  2. Visit  NewEnglandCRNA profile page
    #27 0
    As wtbcrna said, the scheduling would depend on your work. From my personal expereince it was impossible to work even a per diem RN position and go to school, but I cannot say that it hasn't been done before. You know your strengths and weaknesses so you should decide whether working part time is possible when you finally get into a CRNA school and have a good idea of you can do?

    This website has lots on info and i wish I knew about earlier when I was in nursing school.


    I wish you all the best!!!!
    Last edit by NewEnglandCRNA on Jan 7, '12 : Reason: repeat
  3. Visit  NewEnglandCRNA profile page
    #28 0
    Then why can't RNs also medically diagnose then? if that was in the scope of practice it would have been stated clearly.
  4. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
    #29 0
    They are not APNs. Also, then how do CRNAs who do pain managment bill/practice if they never medically diagnosis anything.
  5. Visit  jemmens profile page
    #30 0
    Billing for a service like physical therapy or pain management occurs after someone like an MD or NP who are trained to medically diagnose has diagnose the problem. In other the CRNA is treating for someone has already diagnose.
  6. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
    #31 0
    Quote from jemmens
    Billing for a service like physical therapy or pain management occurs after someone like an MD or NP who are trained to medically diagnose has diagnose the problem. In other the CRNA is treating for someone has already diagnose.
    A patient is referred for a certain problem, but frequently the diagnosis changes after evaluation and treatment.

    Since you are not a CRNA how do you know what CRNA are and are not trained for?

    CRNAs can medically diagnosis and bill, but you need to look at the scope of practice for your state of practice. Most states lump CRNAs in with APNs .Usually if that is the case then, unless specifically stated otherwise, CRNAs can diagnosis.
  7. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
    #32 1
    CRNAs can diagnose and treat as per any other APN, dependent on the states practice act.

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