Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

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  • Salary
$85,000-$111,000 Annual Range
$40.87-$53.37 Hourly Range

length of training:

A nurse Anesthetist is a nurse who specializes in the administration of anesthesia. They are responsible for patient care before, during and after procedures, monitoring every critical function of the patient’s body to ensure that blood pressure, pulse, respiration, pupils, and skin color are all normal. they communicate these vital statistics to the physician during and after the procedure.

Anesthesia is a safe and effective method of alleviating pain during surgical and/or medical procedure. Certified registered nurse anesthetist administer spinal (in the spine) intravenous (in the vein), regional ( in a certain part of the body), inhalation( type of Anastasia that is inhaled)

CRNAs provide anesthesia to patients in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists and other qualified health care professionals. They can work in a variety of settings where anesthesia is used, including hospitals, birthing centers, dental centers, plastic surgery centers, ambulatory surgical centers, heath care educational insinuations and military health care facilities. They may work in independently or with an anesthesia group.

  • must hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing or the equivalent, be liscented as a registered nurse and have at least one year or critical-care nursing experiences. Nurse anesthesia education programs consist of 25 to 36 months of graduate work including both classroom and clinical experiences. The primary clinical component variety of anesthesia techniques and procedures for all types of surgery and obstetrics.

  • lichenesure/certification
CRNAs are advanced practice nurses registered by the Texas Stare board of nursetist is granted through the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) council on certification. CRNAs must complete a continuing education and recertifilation program every two weeks

-Educational programs:
baylor college of medicine
Texas Wesleyan University
University of Texas health science center at Houston

Professional Associations
-American Association of nurse Anesthetists

- Texas association of nurse , Inc.

Psychologists study the behavior of people and animals in an effort to understand, compare, and explain why they act and respond in certain ways. They collect and apply knowledge related to the emotional, mental and behavioral characteristics of individuals and groups. Psychologist may work alone, with social workers, with other psychologist, or with psychiatrists or other physicians. They can also work with parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and others. Approximately 25% of psychologists are self-employed. Which is four times higher than the average for other professional occupations. Training takes about 4 years for bachelors’ degree to an 8 doctoral degree. To have licensed physician and applicant must have a doctorate degree in psychology. Psychologist is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behavior. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain thought, emotion, and behavior. Applications of psychologist include metal health treatment, performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics, and many other areas affecting health and daily life. Today psychologists prefer to use more objective scientific methods to understand, explain and predict human behavior. Acceptance to graduate psychology programs is highly competitive. Some work in schools to help kids with behavior problems. To work as a clinical or counseling psychologist one must have a doctoral degree- either a Ph.D or a Psy.D degree. With a Ph.D you can teach, do research or have a clinical and counseling position. With a Psy.D you can work in a clinical or counseling setting. It usually takes five to seven years to earn a Ph.D or Psy.D, and includes completing a dissertation. They make $50,582-$93.314, annual range, and $24.32-$44.88 hourly range.

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Schools you can attend
Some colleges you can attend are:
-Lubbock Christian university,
-Texas Tech University,
-Dallas Baptists University,
-St. Edward University in Austin Texas,
-Austin College,
-Howard Payne University, and
-University of Houston.
There are several more too.