Nurse Anesthetist Career

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Uncovered Choosing a career can be difficult especially when you have always been indecisive with most of the decisions in your life. I have always changed my mind regarding what I want to do when I grow up. I even worked a minimum wage job, which I knew would have no benefit for my future, for five years because I still did not know what I wanted to do with my life. Until I had to go to the hospital because I had been in a car accident. My back was in severe pain, but the nurses helped keep me at ease. If I needed something they were quick to get it. It did not feel like they were there to get a pay check; instead, it felt like they were helping a friend out. It made me want to become a nurse and help…show more content…
School is important because you need to see if you are interested in the subject of study required for the career field. I am not an artist. I cannot draw or paint and probably do not have an artistic bone in my body. I am more of a math and science kind of girl. I enjoy knowing all 206 bones in a human body and how much insulin is needed for a diabetic. Becoming a nurse does take a lot of schooling. It is taking me about two years, as a full-time student, to do my perquisites at Modesto Junior College (MJC). After completing my general education courses I will apply for the nursing program at MJC in May. If I am lucky enough to get in the first try, I will have two more years in the program to graduate with an Associates in Nursing. Even after the four years of schooling, I will not become a registered nurse (RN) until I pass the boards. The boards is a test that the state makes you take in order to make sure you are fit to become a RN. Once that is all done, I can finally start looking for a job. Unfortunately, most employers are looking for nurses with their Bachelors in nursing (BSN). In order to get a BSN, I will have to continue school at a University for another year and a half. It does not stop there because in order to become a CRNA I have to continue going to school for my masters. The schools that offer this special Anesthetists program also require that I need to at least…show more content…
As mentioned before, working with people can be a perk but it can also be challenging. For instance, nurses do not work with just the patient but also the family. Joy Andrews says, “The family can get in the way and make it hard to do your job.” Sometimes family members think they are helping the patient by giving them medicine or even alcoholic drinks. What they do not know is it can have a major effect on the patient and can lead to death. Death is another hard thing about working in the medical field because it is inevitable. Since I am a very caring person, it is going to be difficult to learn how to deal with people constantly dying around me. In the interview with Joy Andrews, she mentioned that she had learned a lot about death in her 30 years working as a nurse. She says, “It never got easier.” Death scares everyone because it is still the unknown factor that everyone contemplates. After that patient dies, the family begin to play a blame game. Unfortunately, being a CRNA, I would be right in the line of fire when grieving family members want to sue someone. CRNAs pay for their own insurance for cases like that and can cost upwards of 1,000 dollars a month for great coverage. According to the article “Supplemental Malpractice Insurance for CRNAs Employed by Hospitals and Groups” by the John Fetcho, “Not a week goes by that AANA Insurance Services doesn’t receive phone calls or emails from employed CRNAs wondering if they

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