I shadowed the Chief CRNA at my hospital about a year ago. After about an hour in the OR she said "well, this is pretty much all there is to it so you are free to go." I insisted on staying at least throughout the case since it is something I am exploring as a potential career path. She let me stay throughout the case but seemed a little put out. I tried to stay out of her way and just observe. I did ask a few questions that were responded by "you will learn that in school so don't worry about it now".

Is this normal?? Should I find another CRNA at another hospital to shadow? I noticed a thread of shadow by state on this website but there are no listings of CRNA's to shadow. What am I missing??