A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), is an advanced practice registered nurse educated in the specialty care area of anesthesia and certified according to the requirements of a nationally recognized accrediting agency such as the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, or as approved by the state board of nursing and who is authorized to provide anesthesia care including administration and management of general, regional, and local anesthesia for all age groups from birth to death within multiple settings, ie: operating room, labor & delivery, special procedures, and throughout the healthcare system as appropriate. CRNAs provide anesthesia in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other qualified healthcare professionals.
A graduate from a Nurse Anesthesia educational program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) or its predecessor, preferred.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.