New Mexico practice

  1. Hey all,

    I am wondering if anyone out there is familiar with the practice environment in New Mexico. I am looking to move back there in a few months at the completion of my program. Also wondering if any of the facilities there act as clinical sites for any of the other programs out there?
    Thanks for any info!!
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  3. by   TraumaNurse
    As far as I know the only site that has students is Lovelace. I think there may also be rotations on some of the reservations in AZ and NM.
    If you are interested in ABQ or Santa Fe, the environment is not really pro-CRNA. It is very MDA heavy. The CRNAs are not given much autonomy and the pay is poor.
    Of course, if you are looking to work in a more rural area, then the pay is much better and you all the autonomy you could ask for (you are it!)
    I was considering going back to ABQ myself, but the job market was very disappointing. There are jobs, but the practice and pay are limited.
  4. by   snakebitten
    There are some decent jobs to found in ABQ, but they are far and few between. I live in ABQ, but work on the Navajo reservation 1 week on 1 week off for full time pay. Of course there are no anesthesiologists that want to work there. It is a great environment, plenty of autonomy. There are great jobs to be found around the state in an all CRNA practice for lots of $$$ if thats what you are lookinf for.

    Mike CRNA
  5. by   mrsalby

    St Vincent's Hospital in Santa FE: UNMH and Presbyterian in Albuquerque use CRNAs. You can check out the websites for open positions and to send resumes. The HR at UNMH will connect you with a recruiter that can assist you with any available positions. UNMH does accept Clinical rotations from other schools through the Anesthesia MD program. I know they have had students from Emory in Atlanta come through there for rotations.

    Good Luck!