Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are highly educated, well-trained advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The safety record of nurse anesthetists has been extensively studied, peer reviewed and reveals no evidence of patient safety issues - in line with anesthesiologists. CRNAs are educated and trained to deliver anesthesia care regardless of whether an anesthesiologist is involved.
Employers and other entities hiring CRNAs often have questions about employment of CRNAs. Learn more about the role of a nurse anesthetist. The Board of Nursing frequently receives inquiries about CRNA responsibilities, and we invite you to review their FAQs provided here.