hello everyone! :typing
i am a new graduate of a BSN program from another country.
i recently migrated here to the USA and i have passed the NCLEX-RN exam (woohooo!!!).
i am intrigued by the field of Nurse Anesthesia. i have been reading the threads and from what i see, CRNAs have a very fulfilling and rewarding career. the practice of Nurse Anesthesia seems to be very interesting and quite challenging.
i am planning on applying for either a Master's degree or a post-graduate specialty training next year.
my question is this:
if i intend to become a CRNA someday, what courses/trainings should i take up (or look into) that would be somewhat preparatory to the Nurse Anesthetist Course? is there a Master's degree program that would be helpful in the Nurse Anesthetist course? should i seek training in the I.C.U. or O.R. or would it be OK to go straight to the Nurse Anesthetist program with only a RN-BSN credential?
i hope you could enlighten me on this one.
thank you very much!