CRNAs ARE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES (APRNs) WITH SEVERAL YEARS OF TRAINING IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF ANESTHETICS AND ARE NATIONALLY LICENSED AND BOARD CERTIFIED TO PRACTICE NURSE ANESTHESIA.
THE TRAINING OF A NURSE ANESTHETIST INCLUDES:
It takes a minimum of seven calendar years of education and experience to prepare a CRNA. The average student nurse anesthetist works at least 1,694 clinical hours and administers more than 790 anesthetics.
INDIANA HAS THREE CRNA PROGRAMS:
Evansville, Indiana 47722
Marian University - DNP Program
Program Director: Dr. Bradley Stelflug
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
University of Saint Francis - DNP Program
Program Director: Dr. Gregory Louck
2701 Spring St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Note: This program is being phased out and is no longer accepting new students.
For a more information on becoming a CRNA, including accredited anesthesia programs, please visit the AANA, our national association's website HERE.