CRNA Course Basic Details

Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

Are you a Registered Nurse? Do you want to pursue CRNA training course? If yes, this article will be of help to you. This article covers all the basic details that you’ll need to know about CRNA course.

CRNA stands for Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetic. It is a training program that focuses on the field of Anaesthesiology. Please note that pursuing this course won’t help you become an anaesthesiologist. This course can be pursued to become a Nurse anaesthetist.

Who can pursue CRNA course?

To be considered eligible to pursue this course, one must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. For Indian aspirants, B.Sc. in Nursing Degree will be enough. Apart from that, candidate should also be a Registered Nurse (RN). He/she should have at least 1 year working experience in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) or CCU (Critical Care Unit) setup.



CRNA course can be treated like a specialty training course. It focuses on the field of anaesthesiology. Nurse anaesthetics are much more valued that regular nurses. CRNA Nurses earn more that their regular counterparts.


Course duration

May vary from one institute to another. It is generally around 2-3 years.


Career prospects

After obtaining CRNA certificate, one may work as Nurse anaesthetic in India or abroad. The main tasks of a nurse anaesthetic include- pre, intra and post operation care of patients and giving assistance to Surgeons. Usually, they work under the supervision of surgeon who is leading the surgery process.


Also read:

Nursing Courses in India

Anaesthesia Technology Courses

Operation Theatre Technology Courses


If you are looking for a good, job oriented PG course to pursue after Nursing, CRNA course will be a good choice. But getting admission is not that easy, when it comes to this course. One must satisfy the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further, one must also have attained good grade in Nursing Degree course.


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