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Becoming A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA): Benefits, Challenges, And Career Growth Opportunities Category: Nursing by - January 9, 2016 | Views: 66765 | Likes: 0 | Comment: 0  

becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetists

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) started practicing in 1956 and now deliver 40 million anesthetics every year. With high autonomy, challenging cases, and stable pay it can be an attractive next step in a successful nursing career. The average salary for a CRNA is $170,000 per year. CRNAs have the following credentials: 

  • BSN (other BS may be considered)
  • RN license
  • 1-year experience in the critical care setting
  • Complete a Masters degree in nursing anesthesia
  • Pass the certification examination (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists)

I had the unique opportunity to speak with a friend and colleague who recently became a CRNA after a long and successful career in healthcare. Clay Dobronyi, MSN, RN, CRNA has experience working in the ICU and ED, is a nurse entrepreneur, and practices anesthesia in a major medical center in Denver, CO. I had the pleasure of speaking with him about his career and thoughts on becoming a CRNA.


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