Completion of a Master of Science Degree in Nursing or graduate level anesthesia program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia. Mandatory national certification examination, continuing education, and recertification required.
What they do
In this oldest of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse roles, Certfied Registered Nurse Anesthetists conduct:
- Pre-anesthesia preparation and evaluation of the client,
- Administer anesthesia, and
- Manage post-anesthesia recovery.
Certfied Registered Nurse Anesthetists collaborate with Anesthesiologists, Physicians, Dentists, and/or Podiatrists, in almost every setting in which anesthesia is given – Operating Rooms, Doctor’s Offices, Ambulatory Surgical settings.
Certfied Registered Nurse Anesthetists in North Carolina are salaried or self-employed. Their services are reimbursable by most insurance.
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