Becoming a CRNA-APN-A in New Jersey

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s) and Advanced Practice Nurse (APN-A) are master’s prepared advanced practice nurses who provide anesthetics to patients in every practice setting, and for every type of surgery or procedure.

Interested in attending nurse anesthesia school?

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) provides the public with several ways to obtain information about each of the nation’s 113 accredited nurse anesthesia programs across the country. Click here to gain knowledge regarding tuition costs, admittance requirements, class size, program length, curriculum and more.

CRNA History

Click here for a recent AANA Fact Sheet.

CRNA Clinical Practice

CRNA’s practice according to their expertise, state statutes or regulations, and institutional policy. CRNA’s administer anesthesia and anesthesia-related care in four general categories:

(1) preanesthetic preparation and evaluation;
(2) anesthesia induction, maintenance and emergence;
(3) postanesthesia care; and
(4) perianesthetic and clinical support functions.

For more details about the scope of CRNA practice click here.