Difference bw Physian Asst w/ a residency in Anesthesia & Certified Nurse Anesthetist?

Aug 12, 2013
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Hello, I was wondering what is the difference in role between a Physician Assistant who does a residency/specialization in Anesthesiology vs. an RN that becomes a Certified Nursing Assistant?


What is the difference in salary, work environment, role in the surgery room, autonomy, and work hours?

THANKS!!
 
Jul 6, 2015
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a certified nursing assistant is a nurse's aid. No school training neccessary to become one. A Registered Nurse has to go to college to get her degree as well as pass her national board exam (NCLEX). the pay is completely different as well. In other words a RN cannot become a CNA. A CNA can go to school to become a RN though. PA also goes to college to be able to work. PAs get a higher pay than a RN or close to the same fairly.
 
Nov 21, 2014
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Wonder if the OP still wants to know the answer to the question 10 months later...

Edit: Also, a nurse isn't necessarily a her.
 
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ndafife

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a certified nursing assistant is a nurse's aid. No school training neccessary to become one. A Registered Nurse has to go to college to get her degree as well as pass her national board exam (NCLEX). the pay is completely different as well. In other words a RN cannot become a CNA. A CNA can go to school to become a RN though. PA also goes to college to be able to work. PAs get a higher pay than a RN or close to the same fairly.
Anesthetist =/= aide