I have a question about being a CRNA and balancing that with family life.
I am currently working in the ICU and since I was in my first couple months of nursing school I have wanted to become a nurse anesthetist. I have shadowed a CRNA and now I am loooking into different schools. I know CRNA school is one of the hardest things to do (I only know from talking to other people of course
but I am trying to figure out what life is like out of CRNA school.
Currently my husband and I have no children, but we would like to in the future. Is it possible to find a part-time job as a CRNA right out of school, or possibly aftering working full-time for a year or two or even going to per-diem while your kids are young? When I have kids in the future I do not want to be shipping them off to daycare all day if I can at all help it; I am trying to make sure the field I choose will allow me to do this.
Also as a CRNA, once a person has gained a bit of experience is it difficult to find a job that doesn't make you do nights or weekends and that offers a more regular schedule than floor nursing? I am sure this could depend from job to job, I am just trying to figure out quality of life issues.
I would love to hear from any of you mom's (or dads) who have done the CRNA route and how it works with your families. This is one of the last questions I am trying to answer before I seriously start persueing becoming a CRNA--thanks in advance for taking time to answer my post.