FAQs

Individual Membership

What are the benefits of becoming a member?

As a member of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program, you will receive a monthly Diversity CRNA Newsletter, discount fee of $50 for any of the Diversity CRNA Events, reading and critiquing of graduate nurse anesthesia program, access to member only content, scheduled mock interviews, issuance of AANA Credits (A or B) and professional and educational mentoring guidance.

What is the length of the membership before I must renew?

This is a one-year annual membership. You can update on your profile page any credit/debit card information. Please note, an email will be sent to you to active your membership. We will not automatically renew your membership and your subscription to the Diversity CRNA Newsletter and other benefits will discontinue.

What is the cancellation policy?

Members can cancel their membership within 30 days of joining or renewing for a full refund. After 30 days, no re- fund will be issued.

How do I renew my membership?

To renew your membership, you may click on the link on the drop down membership link on the main menu or anywhere you see a renew link. Complete the form and pay to complete your renewal.

How can I change my contact information?

To change your contact information, please log into your account and update and save your information.

How do I log in?

To log into your membership account, click anywhere you see a log in link. Enter your user name and password to log into your account.

What if I forgot my password?

If you forgot your password, you can reset it by clicking on the "forgot password" link and following the prompts.

Where can I find my invoices and receipts?

You can find your purchase history by logging into your account.

How do I pay for my membership with a check?

To pay with a check please print and fill out the membership form and mail it to our address. Please note that check payments will take extra time to process, 4-6 weeks. You will receive confirmation once your order has been processed.

Event Registration

What happens if I need to cancel a registration for a Diversity CRNA event?

There is no refund, although the payment can be applied to a future event.

Can nursing students attend the events?

Yes, nursing students can attend the event by registering for the weekend long event. Any concerns, please email us at crna4u@comcast.net.

 

Applying to CRNA School

Can you read and critique my essay without being a member?

Yes, we will read your essay but note that members will get priority and will be able to express in their essay on their at-tendance from the Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop.

How can I better prepare for the GRE’s?

Please note, one of our committed colleagues, Lukeythia Bastardi, DNAP, CRNA wrote a detailed article on how to properly for the GRE Exam in one of our Diversity CRNA Newsletter. If you email us, we will be more than happy to email you the copy of it for your review. But, purchase a GRE Exam book and or sign up for a course a semester for applying for a graduate nurse anesthesia program.

How important is it to shadow a CRNA?

The admission requirements for any graduate nurse anesthesia program must be adhered to per each of their website. Please peruse and navigate the website of graduate nurse anesthesia programs. With that said, one of the requirements is to shadow a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) from your own institution. You will need to express your shadowing experience in your essay and or articulate it during your scheduled interview. We speak about this extensively at the Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshops.

How do I prepare for the nurse anesthesia program interview?

Any potential candidate will need to prepare adequately for the interview. Most definitely, verse yourself on what Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists do by visiting the AANA and or your state nurse anesthesia association website. And, schedule a mock interview with a CRNA or nurse anesthesia student to prepare adequately for the interview. As a mem-ber of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program, we will schedule a mock interview with a nurse anesthesia student currently enrolled in the program or an experienced Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. We prefer, adequate notice (a few weeks before) for scheduled mock interviews.

How do I financially prepare for the nurse anesthesia program?

We advise that you consult with your immediate family member or partner on the financial sacrifices made before you apply to a graduate nurse anesthesia program. Also, save as much money as you can before matriculating into a pro-gram. Also, pay down considerable debt before applying to a program. More importantly, ensure your credit history is very good to excellent in order to apply for and secure loans. Again, we speak about this extensively at the Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshop. And, a colleague, Crystal Grant wrote an article on finan-cial considerations before starting a graduate nurse anesthesia program in our Diversity CRNA Newsletter. Please note, we will share this article to members of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Membership Program.

Do I have to be a CCRN to apply to a nurse anesthesia program?

If you want to be a competitive applicant for a graduate nurse anesthesia program, you will boost your application by be-ing a CCRN that demonstrates higher level of clinical proficiency.

Can I apply for a nurse anesthesia program with pediatric or emergency room experience?

Most graduate nurse anesthesia programs do not accept pediatric and or emergency room experience. Critical care experience is an admission requirement as a competitive applicant. We will advise you to peruse the website of the gradu-ate nurse anesthesia program of your choice to read their requirements. Please note, you will decrease your application pool of graduate nurse anesthesia programs with pediatric or emergency room experience.

How should I choose my references to apply to nurse anesthesia program?

Again, peruse the websites of the graduate nurse anesthesia programs to read the type of reference required either online forms or via mail in forms. Typically, a nurse manager or a nurse that can attest to your work ethic, patient care and skill level will be best to write about your work experience.

Can you explain the true rigors of completing a nurse anesthesia program?

Details of the rigors of a graduate nurse anesthesia program as evident by clinical, didactic and DNP capstone require-ment is expressed on the individual website of a graduate nurse anesthesia program. Please consider attending any Open House Information Sessions at the programs in your search. Again, we speak about this extensively at the Diversity CRNA Information Session & Airway Simulation Lab Workshops.

Becoming a CRNA

What do I need to sit for the CRNA board certification exam or National Certification Exam (NCE)?

In order to sit for the NCE Exam, a graduate nurse anesthesia student must fulfill the
requisite anesthesia clinical hours, didactic courses and defend doctoral defense on
capstone project.

Please review the criteria for this exam from the graduate nurse anesthesia program
of your choice.

How many times can I take the exam?

Please note, you can schedule to take the NCE Exam six times within a certain amount of time.

You can check the NBCRNA website on this topic.

Once a CRNA, how do I stay certified?

CRNAs must maintain a certain amount of continuing education credits in order to be certified.

You may check the NBCRNA website for further instruction.

What is the average salary for a CRNA?

It depends on the region of country residing in for salary of a Nurse Anesthetist. Salaries can range based upon the region of the country. The average salary for Nurse Anesthetists based upon DataUSA is $148,349 per year.

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