What does a Nurse Anesthetist do?

Nurse anesthetists are specially trained nurses who are responsible for managing anesthesia services during surgeries and other medical procedures. They provide preparation instructions and review patient history and records prior to the procedure. They develop the anesthesia plan and administer anesthesia and related medications during and immediately following treatment. They serve as a critical part of the medical team and provide expertise and guidance to doctors and other treatment providers.

Nurse anesthetists are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and must have a valid nursing license in their state. They must have a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) certification and should have extensive experience with the preparation and administration of anesthesia for a range of medical procedures. These roles require meticulous attention to detail and the ability to remain focused in stressful situations.

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How much does a Nurse Anesthetist make?

$276,680 /yr
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Robert HalfRobert Half
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Sep 25, 2021

“I have heard great things about Robert Half.”

Hazard Health & RehabilitationHazard Health & Rehabilitation
Nov 5, 2020

“Close to home.”

Encompass HealthEncompass Health
Jan 10, 2022

“Great pay and worked with amazing people”

Network Engineering TechnologiesNetwork Engineering Technologies
Feb 26, 2021

“Nice work life salary good”

Casa TuaCasa Tua
Jun 9, 2022

“Good benefit”

International Union of Operating EngineersInternational Union of Operating Engineers
Looking for Opportunities
Dec 30, 2020

“Great career.”

Lead For AmericaLead For America
Lead for Kansas
Jan 3, 2022

“Signing to work with Lead for America is with the understanding you are part volunteer staff thus being the pay is not very high, however, this is part of the understanding when signing to work with this organization.”

Ball Fondler
Mar 28, 2022

“pay good, fun people, yay”

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