Nurse anesthetists: Demand is up and the secret is out

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Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) were once called the “best kept secret in health care,” but not today.
With the U.S. population aging and more surgical procedures being performed in ambulatory surgical centers and physicians’ offices, the demand for anesthesia care is growing. And nurses are entering the field in increasing numbers. In 1999, 948 nurse anesthetists graduated from 83 nurse anesthesia educational programs. In 2007, 2,021 graduated from 106 programs.
This influx of new nurse anesthetists in a short period was needed. At the turn of the century, both the vacancy rate and median age for CRNAs were rising—trends the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), an ANA organizational affiliate, needed to quickly reverse. The challenge was daunting, but efforts to increase educational programs, clinical sites, and faculty paid off with fewer job vacancies and a lower median age today. Still, it will be years before the supply of CRNAs outpaces the demand.
Why is nursing anesthesia a hot career choice?
• One-to-one patient care: CRNAs administer anesthesia to one patient at a time, ensuring the patient’s safety throughout the procedure.
•      Compensation: Nursing anesthesia is a highly paid specialty.
•      Opportunity: CRNAs work in every type of facility and provide anesthesia for every type of surgery.
•      High tech: Anesthetic drugs and equipment are cutting edge.
•      Respect: CRNAs practice with a high degree of autonomy and professional respect.
•      AANA: This professional association ensures that members have a seat at the table with legislators, regulators, and other decision makers and that members are recognized by the public as valuable contributors to the U.S. healthcare system.
This year, some 37,000 nurse anesthetists will provide about 30 million anesthetics to patients. The secret is out.
To learn more, visit www.aana.com.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hello ma/sir
    Im 18 year old and i want to go into nursing but im having a hard time choosing between certified nursing practitioner and certified nursing anesthetist. Which would you advice i go into. Thank you

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing this information.here we provide one Anesthisiology Conference.the conference details are given below.

    Aesthetic Medicine Training: Step 1 is organized by American Board of Aesthetic Medicine (ABAM) and will be held from Mar 01 – 03, 2019 at Bangkok, Thailand. The target audience for this medical event is Physicians (M.D. / D.O.), Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Dentists.

    For more information please follow the below link:
    https://www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2019/aesthetic-medicine-training-step-1-by-american-board-of-aesthetic-medicine-abam-mar-01-03-2019

    Thank you,

  3. Hi.Good information.There are some conferences happening in which medical specialty would be Anesthesiology and here is one of those conferences.

    CRNA Continuing Education Symposium and CRNA Anesthesia Seminars for Nurse Anesthetists.Palm Springs Oasis in the Desert 2019 Encore Symposium is organized by Encore Symposium and will be held from Feb 18 – 21, 2019 at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, California,USA

    For more information please follow the below link:
    https://www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2019/palm-springs-oasis-in-the-desert-2019-encore-symposium

    Thank You,

  4. Hi,
    Good information.There are some Conferences happening in which medical specialty would be Anesthesiology and here is one of those conferences.

    CRNA Anesthesia Seminars and Continuing Education Conference for Nurse Anesthetists.Palm Springs’ Encore CPC Review 2019 is organized by Encore Symposiums and will be held from Feb 16 – 17, 2019 at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, California,USA

    For more information please follow the below link:
    https://www.emedevents.com/c/medical-conferences-2019/palm-springs-encore-cpc-review-2019

    Thank You,

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