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Can CRNAs prescribe meds or have their own practice?

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Or no because the services they provide are ancillary to other services?

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 15 years experience.

This is the scope of practice as provided by the AANA: CRNA Scope of Practice

However, if one wants to practice as a CRNA, they should be familiar with the scope of practice as set forth in practice act of the state in which they work as well as policies of the facility in which they work (which may be more restrictive than the practice act).

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wtbcrna, MSN, DNP, CRNA

Specializes in Anesthesia.

It varies by state and facility. I had prescriptive authority in the last hospital and state I worked in, but I only used it for prescribing pre-op and pacu medications.

It varies by state and facility. I had prescriptive authority in the last hospital and state I worked in, but I only used it for prescribing pre-op and pacu medications.

Could you have open up your own practice if you wanted?

wtbcrna, MSN, DNP, CRNA

Specializes in Anesthesia.

Could you have open up your own practice if you wanted?

CRNAs can and do work as independent contractors, and some CRNAs have their own pain management practices.

It is possible, but the majority of CRNAs work in hospitals and surgery centers as their full-time employment.

Yes. There are all CRNA practices. Anesthesiologists are not required. All CRNA practices make ALOT more money because of no profit sharing with third parties. You can also own your iwn staffing agency. I know a few people who make a living staffing places and taking part of the revenue, with them not actually giving any anesthesia.