I am a senior in nursing school and will graduate in May 08. Ever since I decided to change my major to nursing, all thru prereqs, application process, and nursing school so far, my ultimate goal has been to become a CRNA. I am one of those people who, if there is a "hardest path" or a challenge, I have to go for it. I have always been fascinated by the nervous system and anesthesia. I also desire the respect and autonomy of a CRNA. The salary doesn't hurt either.
Here's my question: Is it boring? During my 2 rotations thru the OR, I have observed the anesthesia process. The first time, I thought it was awesome....seeing all the cool surgeries, the intense responsibility, etc. The second time, I started questioning whether it would hold my attention. I know that I should shadow a CRNA to see for myself, and I do plan to do this, but wondering what others thought about this. Any CRNA's or SRNA
's that can give me some insight?
I talked to my hubby about this. Of course, he says that for the salary CRNA's earn, I can stand to be bored. HAHA! I somewhat agree. After all, the lifestyle it would afford would allow me to find interesting activities outside of work. What do ya'll think??