Hello all--Fellow Longhorn here!
I have a quick question...
According to the AANA these are the requirements to become a CRNA:
- A Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) or other appropriate baccalaureate degree.
- A current license as a registered nurse.
- At least one year's experience in an acute care nursing setting.
- Graduation from an accredited graduate school of nurse anesthesia. These educational programs range from 24-36 months, depending upon university requirements, and offer a master's degree.
- All programs include clinical training in university-based or large community hospitals.
- Pass a national certification examination following graduation.
Would this then mean that as I complete my Economics/Business Foundations BA Degree, that I could go to a 2 YEAR community college program and get my license as an RN without having to get a BSN and apply for a CRNA program after that second year and a year or two of experience in ICU or CVICU?
So technically after completeing my BA work I could go get an associates and then just apply for a masters program right?
This saves me 2 years right? Please Advice.