dcsimg

Masters in Nursing Anesthesiology Nurse

The nurse anesthesia education program was introduced in the United States in 1889 by Dr. William Mayo, founder of the Mayo Clinic. The degree is probably the most challenging course of study among all the traditional specializations for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and is certainly the most lucrative. The median salary for a working nurse with a Masters in Nursing Nurse Anesthesiologist is in six figures. Because of the development of this degree and the success that nurse anesthetists have had there are fewer physicians specializing in the field today. It is also true that general anesthesia is not used with the regularity of just twenty years ago, because surgical methods for many procedures have become much less intrusive.

A nurse anesthesiologist has several jobs in any surgical procedure. The first is preparing the patient which means explaining the upcoming procedure as it relates to the application of anesthesia. At this stage the equipment for anesthetics is prepared, including the insertion of any intravenous devices required. During the surgical procedure the nurse anesthetist applies the anesthesia and monitors all vital signs to ensure that the patient is responding normally. This process usually requires a substantial amount of record keeping that includes recording the vital signs, the anesthesia that has been used as well as fluids or other medications used before, during or after surgery. The anesthetist provides records for case management in this fashion.

A Masters in Nursing Nurse Anesthesiologist degree doesn't necessarily lead to the surgery suite. Many graduates find work in outpatient surgical clinics which are common today, for many procedures that required a hospital stay ten years ago. Plastic surgeons also employ anesthetists, and their procedures are usually performed in the doctor's office on an outpatient basis. They do, however, often require general anesthetics and for a prolonged period. This graduate program can be a lengthy commitment of thirty months or more for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in nursing. There is an extensive practicum required along with the MSN curriculum and specialization. All nurse anesthetists also sit for an exam in order to obtain certification from the National Board on Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthesia (NBCRNA).

Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
            • Ready to take your nursing career to the next level? Join one of GCU's nursing master's programs.
            • Choose from an emphasis in healthcare informatics, public health, nursing ed, leadership and more.
            • Convenient and flexible online and evening programs to fit the schedule of busy nurses.
            • The master’s degree in nursing at GCU is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
            • A clinical practicum and a capstone course is included to strengthen critical thinking skills and place theory into practice.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MSN: Health Policy
            • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
            • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
            • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Doctor of Education - Nursing Education
            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits