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    Upon completion of BSc in Nursing, what is the duration and advantages of an MSc? And to be a CRNA, do I mainly need an MSc? Thanks for the help!
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    (Original post by IanBravo)
    Upon completion of BSc in Nursing, what is the duration and advantages of an MSc? And to be a CRNA, do I mainly need an MSc? Thanks for the help!
    CRNA is a role that exists only in the US. Generally in the UK you would be looking at an anaesthetics nurse or theatre practitioner role. ODP role is also very similar.

    You can do a MSc in one year full-time, however it is much more common to do this sort of course over 2 or 3 years whilst working. Most nurses do an MSc to assist with promotion or to gain a nurse prescribing course, whilst some just want to do additional education.

    You don't need to have an MSc to work in anaesthetics at all. Generally people go into this role from working in a perioperative ward or theatres. You do need to have an anaesthetic nurse qualification, but this is generally acquired as part of your role. You can't sit it as a regular nurse unless you work in one of these environments I mentioned and have the support of your employer.

    If you search on the NHS jobs site you can see the full requirements of the role.
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    Thanks for the knowledge. Is it better to do it over 2 or 3 years whist working or do the MSc in one year full- time personally?
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    (Original post by Charlotte's Web)
    CRNA is a role that exists only in the US. Generally in the UK you would be looking at an anaesthetics nurse or theatre practitioner role. ODP role is also very similar.

    You can do a MSc in one year full-time, however it is much more common to do this sort of course over 2 or 3 years whilst working. Most nurses do an MSc to assist with promotion or to gain a nurse prescribing course, whilst some just want to do additional education.

    You don't need to have an MSc to work in anaesthetics at all. Generally people go into this role from working in a perioperative ward or theatres. You do need to have an anaesthetic nurse qualification, but this is generally acquired as part of your role. You can't sit it as a regular nurse unless you work in one of these environments I mentioned and have the support of your employer.

    If you search on the NHS jobs site you can see the full requirements of the role.
    Thanks for the Knowledge, is it better to the MSc over 2 or 3 years whilst working or in one year full- time?
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    CRNAs work in the US as anaesthetists, either under the supervision of a medically trained anaesthetist or independently depending on state and experience. There is no nursing role in the UK as far as I'm aware of where you do the same.

    The closest to this role would be a PA in anaesthesia, the majority of these are recruited from theatre nurses with extensive anaesthetic assistant experience or similarly experienced ODPs. The course is competitive to get into and intense and it can be a struggle to find a post on qualifying. As a theatre nurse, as Charlotte has already pointed out, you would need to undertake training to be an anaesthetic assistant, the course is around 8 months long, again, places for this course are usually highly sought after.

    Why CRNA OP?
 
 
 
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