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CRNA needs shadowing experience


Specializes in Anesthesia.

I have been a practicing nurse anesthetist since 1987. My last anesthesia employment was at a level 2 trauma center in Oakland California, where I worked from May 1990 through January 2015. Five and a half years ago, I left clinical practice to work in academia. I was an associate professor and interim director of a graduate school of nursing.

I am ready to return to clinical nurse anesthesia practice now. I have a current California RN and Nurse Anesthetist license. I am seeking a location where I might shadow an anesthesia provider in Northern California. I would appreciate any leads for such an experience.

I would contact CANA and ask if they can put you in contact with someone in your area. Keep in mind, it is far more difficult to shadow than back in the day. Lots and lots of places just don't allow it anymore for liability reasons.

If you are still in the Oakland area, I would contact the CRNA program at Samuel Merritt University.

Jacqueline Clavo, CRNA

Specializes in Anesthesia.


Thanks for your response. You raise some important points. I will follow-up on some of your suggestions.