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ARE THERE CRNA’S IN ITALY?

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Hey everyone! I need some help.

So I’m currently living in the US however I’m also an Italian citizen and I’m dying to move back there. I want to be a CRNA though but couldn’t find information if that’s a profession in Italy. Can someone help me out?

Undercat, BSN, MSN, CRNA

Specializes in Retired. Has 41 years experience.

Google the International Federation for Nurse Anesthetists and there in an email contact form.

On 3/24/2020 at 9:52 AM, vincenza scrima said:

Hey everyone! I need some help.

So I’m currently living in the US however I’m also an Italian citizen and I’m dying to move back there. I want to be a CRNA though but couldn’t find information if that’s a profession in Italy. Can someone help me out?

There are no CRNAs in Italy. There may, MAY, be some form of higher functioning anesthesia technician in some form, but the role of CRNA as we have here in the US, is not replicated anywhere else. I know Sweden and Netherlands have a hybrid kind of provider, but again, nothing close to what we have here.

Good Luck.

wtbcrna, MSN, DNP, CRNA

Specializes in Anesthesia.

There are active duty military CRNAs in Italy. I don’t know if there are contract CRNA positions on US bases in Italy though like there is in Germany.

I am also a dual citizen and would love to move back to Italy, currently in a CRNA program and all the research I have done only leads to one road, military bases but I cannot find any info on private contracts. 

RickyRescueRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Trauma, CCT,Emergency, Flight, OR Nursing. Has 25 years experience.

I have friends in Italy that work as nurse anesthetists, but it is nothing like the scope that CRNA's have here in the USA. Nurses also function in Switzerland (bordering Italy) as anesthetists , and I have a friend working in a hospital there presently.  It is possible, however the scope and the salaries are not what they are here in the US.