Become a Nurse Anesthetist
Take your nursing career to the next level – the highest domain of nursing. Begin a career in the challenging and exciting field of nurse anesthesia. The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an Advanced Practice Nurse, and is in a recognized, professional occupation which is continuing to become more and more important in a competitive, high-tech, and demanding medical field. MTSA students traditionally receive approximately double the number clinical cases, and double number of case hours required to graduate.
Many practice settings are available to the CRNA. Options include working in a team approach by joining a group of physicians and other CRNAs which provide anesthesia in several facilities, working solely with CRNAs in more rural settings, being a solo practitioner, or becoming a locum tenens (traveling) CRNA.