Nurse Anesthetists

By: Lilia Gumm

Tasks

  • They give the needed medication to the patient.
  • They make sure the patient is safe to use the provided medication before and after surgery.
  • They also make sure the anesthesia is safely transferred to the patient.

Skills

  1. First of all you have to have a masters degree.
  2. Then you will have to have great communication skills to communicate with your patient.
  3. You need to have good leadership skills to lead all of the other doctors/nurses

Education

Nurse anesthetists must earn a master’s degree from an accredited program. These programs include both classroom education and clinical experience. Courses in anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology are common as well as coursework specific to the chosen APRN role.

MEDIAN WAGES

The median annual wage for nurse anesthetists was $104,740 in May 2015

Projected Job Openings

Overall, job opportunities for advanced practice registered nurses are likely to be excellent. APRNs will be in high demand, particularly in medically underserved areas such as inner cities and rural areas. Job opportunities may exist from attrition
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