CRNA School in AZ

by CherryRN1 CherryRN1, ADN (New) New

Specializes in Emergency Dept. Has 2 years experience.

Hey everyone!

Long post ahead so I apologize in advance. Im an ED RN with 1.5 years of experience and love ED! I currently have my Associates and need to go back to get my Bachelors. Lately I've really been considering going back to school to become an advanced practice nurse. I looked into the NP route, but it's just not for me. I've always been interested in Anesthesia and decided to make it happen. I have no ICU experience, but next month my job is giving me an opportunity to cross train in my hospital's ICU. I am over the moon excited. I plan on getting my Bachelors and ICU experience simultaneously.

Realistically speaking, I wouldn't get into CRNA school any time soon. I am okay with this, and I will continue to gain experience in the mean time. My question is, what schools here in AZ have a CRNA program? I know of Midwestern and U of A. Is any one enrolled at these schools that could give me some insight or tips? I would really appreciate it! Thank you in advance.

TL;Dr I am trying to go the CRNA route and would like insight on it from practicing CRNAs or SRNAs

Your focus seems on target.  Check out both schools websites.  It takes time to see all the information they have on the site.  Also do a little research on what is a CRNA by the group that certifies them.  Learn what the a doctoral degree  (DNP) provides over and beyond the traditional advanced practice training.

Midwestern is an outstanding school.  They have lots, and lots of independent practice clinical sites, and lots of all CRNA sites.