Preparation Guidelines for High School Students

Students in Barry University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Students in Barry University's
College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The steps to becoming a Nurse Anesthetist are:

  • Complete an undergraduate nursing program.
  • Gain at least one year of critical care experience as a registered nurse.
  • Complete a graduate anesthesiology program.

Planning Ahead

If you are a high school student considering a career as a nurse anesthetist, congratulations! By planning ahead you can ensure that you are fully prepared for the challenges ahead.

When choosing a university for your undergraduate coursework, identify those with solid, accredited nursing programs. When you have the opportunity to take electives, try to focus on science and chemistry. Consider Barry University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences for numerous educational pathways to becoming a professional registered nurse!

Find out if you can work or volunteer at a local hospital. If you have the opportunity, follow a nurse anesthetist for a day to gain a clearer understanding of their role in patient care.