Hello all,
I am a new user of this forum and greatly appreciate all of the information provided. I was hoping someone could help me out. I have been out of nursing for 5 years (after practicing for 6). I want to return to nursing and am thinking about my long term options. Obviously I am considering CRNA. Since I currently do not work in the hospital setting I am wondering how to find/approach a CRNA for shadowing purposes. Does the AANA have local chapters (I looked but couldn't find any information)? I can't really hang out outside of the OR and don't know anyone local to ask (just moved). I realize that if I choose CRNA I will have a VERY long road ahead of me; BSN, return to ICU, CCRN, maybe retaking of some science courses, GRE, etc. I just want to make sure this is the right career path before I embark. Thanks!