Anesthesia Deconstructed: Science. Politics. Realities.

From Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) to Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA)

October 24, 2021 Michael MacKinnon DNP FNP-C CRNA & Joe Rodriguez DNAP CRNA Season 1 Episode 17
From Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) to Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA)
Anesthesia Deconstructed: Science. Politics. Realities.
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Anesthesia Deconstructed: Science. Politics. Realities.
From Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) to Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA)
Oct 24, 2021 Season 1 Episode 17
Michael MacKinnon DNP FNP-C CRNA & Joe Rodriguez DNAP CRNA

In this episode we talk to Lee Austin, a former Anesthesiologist Assistant who went back to school to become a CRNA. Lee explains how different the educational programs were, how different the focus is on training between the independent practice trained CRNA to the  assistant role of the AA and how that difference really resulted in professional fulfillment for her. We also discuss the Texas Christian University AA to CRNA bridge program and how Lee feels every AA should consider it!

This is a great insight from someone who has been through both programs and worked as both types of provider.

Listeners can learn more about the TCU AA to CRNA bridge program HERE !

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In this episode we talk to Lee Austin, a former Anesthesiologist Assistant who went back to school to become a CRNA. Lee explains how different the educational programs were, how different the focus is on training between the independent practice trained CRNA to the  assistant role of the AA and how that difference really resulted in professional fulfillment for her. We also discuss the Texas Christian University AA to CRNA bridge program and how Lee feels every AA should consider it!

This is a great insight from someone who has been through both programs and worked as both types of provider.

Listeners can learn more about the TCU AA to CRNA bridge program HERE !

Follow us at:

Instagram
Facebook
Twitter/X

Meet Lee Austin
Why Choose AA School?
What was AA training like?
The Difference RN training and experience makes
Difference between professions
Fulfillment = independent practice as a CRNA
Differences between AA and CRNA Programs
CRNAs are trained to do it on their own VS the AA Assistant role
The TCU AA to CRNA Bridge Program
Would she transition to CRNA over again?