How to become a (CRNA) Nurse anaesthetist in Nigeria, Schools That offer Anaesthetic Nursing in Nigeria
➡️Schools That offer Anaesthetic Nursing in Nigeria
➡️Nurse Anesthetist Programs in Nigeria
➡️How to become a CRNA in Nigeria
➡️How to become a Nurse Anesthetist in Nigeria
➡️Nurse Anesthetist salary in Nigeria
➡️Schools That offer Anaesthetic Nursing in Nigeria
Who is a nurse anaesthetist?
A nurse anesthetist is an advanced practice nurse or a specialist nurse who administers anesthesia for surgery or other medical procedures. Nurse anesthetists are involved in the administration of anesthesia in a majority of countries including Nigeria, with varying levels of autonomy. (WIKIPEDIA).
I have done a thorough research and with the help of nurses I want to educate you on how you can become a specialist anaesthetic nurse in Nigeria and if time permits also tell you about the salary of a nurse anesthetist is Nigeria.
How to become a Nurse Anesthetist in Nigeria?
How do you become a Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist (CRNA) in Nigeria? FOLLOW THE STEPS.
First step to becoming a certified registered nurse anaesthetist is to become a registered nurse. CRNA is a master degree programme offered by very few schools In Nigeria… and the first step to be eligible for this program is to be a registered nurse. As a registered nurse trained in any of the schools of nursing, you can then apply to be become a CRNA.
Requirements for admission into the school of anesthestic nurses
You must be a registered nurse (RN) or BSc Nurse with a current license. Hold the West African School Certificate or NECO or General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level with credits in: English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The Nurse Anaesthetist training programme is of 18 months duration (1 year 6 months) .
While on admission
The courses in the programme are designed just like a 400 level course in Anaesthesia, arranged in three semesters and with a prefix of NAP (Nurse Anaesthetist Programme). Anaesthetic nursing is equivalent to a masters degree program.
Schools That offer Anaesthetic Nursing in Nigeria
Which schools trains anesthetic nurses…. ? Is it the normal nursing schools or there are special schools for the program.. ? Well, there are only 3 institutions that offer Anesthetic nursing in Nigeria. They are:
1. School of Post Basic Anaesthetic Nursing, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos, Plateau State
2. School Of Post Basic Nursing Anaesthetic Programme, ABUTH, Zaria, Kaduna State
3. School of Post Basic Nursing, Anaesthetics, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Enugu
4. School of Post Basic Nursing Anaesthestist Programme : University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu state.
What do nurse anaesthetist do?
Certified registered nurse anesthetists administer anesthesia to patients during surgery or for a medical procedure. These professionals often work within teams alongside anesthesiologists. Before administering anesthesia, CRNAs conduct patient evaluations to decide the type and amount of anesthesia they need to use. They also discuss any existing allergies, health conditions, or medications to ensure proper administration. Nurse anaesthetist can work under the supervision of an anaesthesiologist or autonomously.
Nurse Anesthetist salary in Nigeria
A nurse anesthetist earns higher than a registered nurse. In most government hospitals, a senior nurse anesthetist earns about #180,000 – #200,000 Naira monthly as salary in Nigeria. The salary of a nurse anaesthetist working in some private hospitals is around #150,000 – #170,000 Naira. Most private hospitals do not have nurse anesthetists as permanent staff, they are only called upon for a surgical procedure and promptly paid for their services.
How easy to secure job after the programme?
It is quite easy. We very few nurse anaesthetist in Nigeria
Alright. Thanks for prompt response. Please, do you have idea how much the school fees is?
I will find out… But know that the fees for becoming a anesthetist nurse is quite high just like other nursing programs.
Alright, please help me find out.
Thanks a bunch.
Does it mean that anyone that goes through school of anaesthetics will have no need of going for masters programs in anaesthetics?
No.. You will still go
Does it mean that anyone that goes through school of anaesthetics will have no need of going for masters programs in anaesthetic nursing?
You will still have to…. School of Anesthetics is the first step.
Can a registered midwife apply for school of anaesthetic?
Please when will they start selling post basic form for anaesthetic nursing programme.and like how much should I be budgeting? . m interested
I don’t really know yet…. Even the amount… Just keep on saving up.
Thanks,this answered most of my question,can I go for post basic anesthesic program with HND in Emergency health technician?
NO,you have to be a Registered Nurse (RN)
After becoming a nurse anesthetist do you still need to do your bsn or you can go ahead and do your masters
Pls am confused do I have to obtain BSc in nursing before I can attend school of post basic anaesthetic nursing in nigeria
No.RN, RM is accepted.
Is there any entrance exam into the post basic school?
Some schools for entrance exams
Hey Mr. I would like to personally speak with you
If you want to speak with me directly, please go through this link…. Thank you
can i run that program CRNA with registered public health technician RPHT
I don’t think so. Be a nurse first. You can also talk to the institution
Does it mean that for me to enroll in nursing anesthetics program…there is no need of me going for Bsn after nursing program
No. You don’t need BSC nursing to register for anaesthetic nursing .
Must you have RM to further in post basic anaesthetic nursing
Yes. RM, RN or Bsc nursing.
I have earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and I have interest in attending the anesthesiologist program.
What’s the cost?
Please find out from the school of your choice.
Am asking regarding to RN nurses must u gain up to 6months experience or 2 years experience b4 u can apply for the program
It depends on your chosen school. Many require some form of practice as a nurse.
Can I apply for CRNA with HND in nursing
Can I go for maters directly after my rn and rm or do I necessarily have to go to the post basic school
Post basic school first
Good afternoon sir please I was going through the requirements for most anesthesic nursing school and I found out that one must have three years working experience ICU as a criteria for admission pls I’m confused I need help.
Not true….find out from the school