A Tradition of Quality Care
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are anesthesia specialists who administer more than 34 million
anesthetics to patients in the United States each year. The nurse anesthesia specialty has a history of more than 150 years.
CRNAs represent a commitment to high standards in a demanding field. The educational requirements to become a
CRNA are extensive. Prior to applying for admission to a graduate program in nurse anesthesia, a candidate must have a four-year bachelor of science degree in nursing or other appropriate baccalaureate degree, a current license as a registered
nurse, and a minimum of one year of acute care nursing experience. The master’s degree nurse anesthesia program itself is 24-36 months, depending on university requirements. CRNAs are board certified, and mandatory continuing education is required for recertification every two years.
Nurse anesthetists provide high-quality anesthesia services combined with personal concern for the health and welfare of patients. They are happy to assist you and offer information about what to expect with your anesthesia.