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Nurse Anesthetist




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A nurse anaesthetist, also known as a CRNA, works under the direction of a doctor or anesthesiologist to ensure that anaesthesia is administered safely. The Nurse Anesthetist will also provide pain relief, stabilisation and recovery care for patients.

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Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Nursing

  • M.Sc. in Nursing

  • Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM)/ General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)

What you need to get started

  • Foundational knowledge in topics ranging from health assessments and pathophysiology to anatomy and pharmacology is a must.

  • A minimum of one year of experience working in an adult intensive critical care unit (ICU).

Soft Skills

  • Communication

  • Precise 

  • Problem-Solving

  • Management 

  • Preoperative, Perioperative, and Postoperative

  • Collaborative

  • Analytical skills

  • Integrative

Technical Skills

  • Anaesthesia

  • Obstetrical nursing

  • Pain Management

  • Surgical Procedures

  • Measurement and Calculation skills 


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