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Surgeries are performed every day in first-class Air Force medical facilities around the world. As privileged healthcare providers, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists perform specialized and critical nursing duties for surgical patients before, during and after surgery. An indispensable member of any surgical team, patients rely on their expertise and care every day all around the world.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) must have one year experience as a registered nurse that includes at least six months as a CRNA. It is preferable that they also possess a minimum of six months experience in a critical care setting. They have advanced skills, knowledge and training and are credentialed to administer anesthesia and provide pain management for infants through adulthood. They must be proficient in all areas of anesthesia from conscious sedation, local and spinal blocks to epidural and general anesthesia for minor procedures through complex surgical cases. Must be proficient in monitoring patients and keeping them hemodynamically stable throughout surgical procedures. CRNAs are used in both the inpatient and outpatient facilities.
- Master’s degree awarded from a graduate nurse anesthesia program
- Successfully passed the national certifying examination within one year of completion of required didactic and clinical requirements
- Minimum six months full-time nursing practice in the APRN specialty is required.
- At least 6 months experience as a registered nurse(critical care)
- Pass medical physical/standards
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 47