How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
A CRNA is an advanced practiced registered nurse (APRN), who provides the same anesthesia services as an anesthesiologist (MDA). Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care in the United States for 150 years, and are nationally certified to practice in all 50 states.

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How Much Does a CRNA Make

CRNA Salaries

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are some of the highest-paid advanced practice nursing professionals. Salaries vary greatly by region, type of facility, number of years in practice and sub-specialty. A study done by Merritt Hawkins & Associates in 2009 showed that the average CRNA salary was $189,000.

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