What is the differences between a CRNA and an anesthesiologist?
I’m a junior in high school, interested in anesthesia, I’ve job shadowed CRNAS a couple times. Wondering what is the difference between an anesthesiologist and a CRNA. #hospital-and-health-care #premed #healthcare #medicine #doctor #anesthesia
CRNA is a nurse that went to 2-3 year CRNA school after at least a year of nursing and experience in the ICU.
This residency is another four years of paid hands on training. Once you complete residency and pass your boards, you will be a certified anesthesiologist.
A CRNA is a Registered Nurse with a masters or doctorate degree and special training in critical care. An anesthesiologist is a doctor that did a fellowship in anesthesiology. The Anesthesiologist supervises the CRNA.