What traits make for a good CRNA?

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    I intend to become a CRNA and was wondering what character traits make for a good CRNA? I know this is a rather nebulous question, but was curious to hear from CRNA's, SRNA's, and prospectives about what they think. What personality types are generally suited for this line of work, what kind of people are more likely to succeed or fail in NA school? Is there a particular kind of person you would seek to dissuade from entering this field? These are, of course, value judgement questions but nonetheless important ones in my humble opinion. Thanks in advance for your input.

    Paul
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    Quote from hemlok2
    I intend to become a CRNA and was wondering what character traits make for a good CRNA? I know this is a rather nebulous question, but was curious to hear from CRNA's, SRNA's, and prospectives about what they think. What personality types are generally suited for this line of work, what kind of people are more likely to succeed or fail in NA school? Is there a particular kind of person you would seek to dissuade from entering this field? These are, of course, value judgement questions but nonetheless important ones in my humble opinion. Thanks in advance for your input.

    Paul
    This thread was quite sometime ago. Probably not the best population sample, but you might get something out of it.http://allnurses.com/forums/f227/mye...rsonality+test
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    Quote from hemlok2
    .... what character traits make for a good CRNA?.....

    Initiative and attention to detail are big ones.

    OCD helps too (otherwise known as A-R).


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    Not a popular opinion, but any personality type will do. Everyone is different so everyone does the job a little differently. I think Myers-Briggs is interesting and even fun, but so are horoscopes. I say do what you want and don't worry too much about what other people say is the right type of personality.

    -S


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