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As you may already know, the field of Nurse Anesthesia (NA) is a growing, challenging and greatly rewarding professional career. Here you will find some basic facts and frequently asked questions about a career in NA.
A Nurse Anesthetist (NA) is a specially educated advanced practice registered nurse who specializes in anesthesia. Upon completion of an accredited NA program and successfully passing a national certification exam, the Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA) then becomes a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). CRNAs must follow practice guidelines set by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and often more specific hospital or clinic guidelines and protocols. Although providing anesthesia to patients who are undergoing surgical procedures is the primary role of CRNAs, they are often key assets in the perioperative process including education of patients, families and peers.
Most nurse anesthetists are employed by hospitals, clinics, or physicians. Some are self-employed, in group practice, or in military service. Provision of 24-hour on-call service, ease of geographic mobility, opportunity to subspecialize, and good salaries are typical characteristics of employment.
Yes, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham currently have an affiliation. This allows Mississippi residents to complete didactics in Birmingham and clinical training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
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