The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) administers anesthesia & anesthesia-related care in four general categories: 1) pre-anesthetic preparation & evaluation; 2) anesthesia induction, maintenance, & emergence; 3) post-anesthesia care; and 4) peri-anesthetic & clinical support functions. CRNA's are expected to practice as members of the Anesthesia Care Team.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree in Nursing and successful completion of a Nurse Anesthesia training program credentialed by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs are required. PRIOR EXPERIENCE: Less than one month of previous job experience. CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION/LICENSURE: Continuous licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the District of Columbia; initial certification & continuous recertification by the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA); continuous certification in the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) & Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).