The professional and competent CRNAs featured in these photos go through an intense certification process and must fulfill the following requirements to reach CRNA status.
- Bachelors Degree in Nursing
- Hold a Registered Nurse's License
- Minimum of one year in acute care
- Letters of reference
- Completion of 2 -3 years of a U.S. accredited CRNA school
- Successfully pass the National Certification exam
400 PROCEDURES EVERY MONTH
The surgical Service at South Texas VA Medical Center is one of the busiest in the largest healthcare system in the U.S., and the anesthesia department is the tip of the spear, performing over 400 procedures monthly using a team model of anesthesiologists, CRNA's and anesthesiology residents. CRNA's complete about 250 of them. That level of competence comes with years of knowledge and training. South Texas patients benefit from their 329 years of experience in anesthesia, and even more in nursing and patient care.