Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Anesthetists administer general anesthetics to render patients insensitive
to pain during surgical, obstetrical and other medical procedures.

Nurse Anesthetists

  • Determine, set up and prepare necessary drugs, supplies
    and equipment for the administration of anesthetics
  • Assemble gas machine and test to insure proper functioning
  • Study patient records to determine probable effects of anesthetic
    on patient
  • Monitor vital signs during course of procedure
  • Take necessary action to ensure a near normal physiological
    status of the patient
  • Prepare patients for anesthesia to include explaining procedures
    to patient
  • Record condition of patient and type of anesthetic used
    on patient’s chart
  • Assist in moving patient from operating room to recovery
  • Monitor patient periodically; alleviate unfavorable post
    anesthesia effects as required
  • Maintain records of each anesthetic administered and prepare
    periodic reports related to activities

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • At least one year of experience in an acute care nursing
  • Graduate degree in nurse anesthesia.


  • The expected salary for a typical Nurse Anesthetist is between $95,000
    and $115,000, based on education and experience