Way to CRNA

  1. Hi guys,

    I am Deepthi, I am an international student and Presently I am in US. I have a big dream to become a CRNA and for that I am working for two years. I have my valid RN license and also I have critical care experience from my country not from the US. Also I am thinking to take CCRN examination now, can any one help me in this like how to prepare and all. One more thing is that I had seen some sources providing online certification for ACLS, PALS and BLS, my question is that does the universities approve online certififications.? please help me in this....
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  3. by   nurseaprilo
    Hi there!

    If you are currently in the U.S. and working at a hospital, check with your unit to get ACLS/PALS/BLS certified. If you're actively working as a RN, you should already have your BLS, it is a requirement. ACLS/PALS - check with your Nurse Educator (you can usually get these certifications paid for by your hospital). I would recommend becoming a AACN member (not only will you get the benefits of being a member, you will pay less to take the CCRN Exam and will find numerous study materials on the website). I would not do online certifications...some are scams. Go through your place of employment! Good luck!

    P.S. Follow/shadow a CRNA first...then determine if that is the right path for you!
  4. by   deepu245
    Hi there thank you for your reply..and I am also thinking to become a member of AACN as you said but I am not working in any hospital here . I am on my student visa and presently I am doing masters in HSA and I am looking to switch my course to CRNA so I am just asking if I find any good online source for ACLS can i do it..?? Also please tell me about the CCRN examination like how it will be and is it very hard..??