CRNA-Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) work as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who administer anesthesia to patients, typically during surgical, diagnostic, or obstetric procedures. CRNAs must hold a minimum of a master’s degree, although more employers prefer candidates who hold doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees. In addition to their advanced nursing degrees, CRNA candidates must obtain national certification in their field.

 Alicia Wyatt, CRNA