I'd like to become educated about this field. I first thought about this career field in high school but majored in an entirely different field when in college. I am now 29, with 2 kids and almost finished with my pre-requisites for nursing school. I am applying to many ABSN programs, especially on the west coast. I live in CA, and according to my research on the internet, did not find many schools that have a CRNA program. My childhood friend's mother is still a nurse anesthetist and I believe she has been practicing for almost 15 years now. I've recently tried to contact her about her mom so I could get more information from her. So, I have been lurking on the boards for a couple of days and decided to register so I could learn more about this field.

What made you want to become a CRNA? (and something OTHER than money and stability)

What were your toughest and easiest experiences in school?

What school did you go to?

What intrinsic rewards do you get out of your career?

What extra classes do you think I should take to help me better understand the field?

I'll be checking back soon...can't wait to read you responses.