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Nurse Anesthetist's Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  Relevant high school classes - chemistry, physics, anatomy, math
  College - South Dakota State University, four-year bachelor of nursing degree plus two-year nurse anesthesia program
  During high school he worked on the family farm.
  During college, as part of his education and training, he worked in a hospital setting doing anesthesia.
  High school - participated in sports and 4-H
  College - no specific career-related clubs or activities were available to him in college, but he is currently a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

 

Recommended Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  High School - Refer to the chart below
  College -
1) Bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) or other appropriate baccalaureate degree
2) At least one year's experience in acute care nursing setting
3) Nurse anesthesia educational program, ranging from 24-36 months, depending upon university requirements
***Source: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  High school - Volunteer at a hospital or other healthcare facility. Tour a facility or job shadow a nurse anesthetist.
  College - Volunteer in a hospital. Get a job as a nurses' aide or operating room technician.
***Source: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  High school - participate in any club or organization that encourages people skills and discipline.
  College - participate in a student chapter of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
***Source: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 Education - High School
SUBJECT GRADE 9 GRADE 10 GRADE 11 GRADE 12
Math Algebra Geometry Calculus Probability & Statistics
English English English English
Applied Communications
English
Applied Communications
Science Physical Science Biology or Chemistry Chemistry or
Applied Biology/Chemistry
Anatomy or
Advanced Biology or Physics
Social Studies/Humanities As required As required Psychology Sociology Government
and Economics
Physical Education/Health As required As required As required As required
Technical Classes Keyboarding Business Computer Applications
Recommended courses: Health Occupations
Keyboarding Business Computer Applications
Recommended courses: Health Occupations
Keyboarding Business Computer Applications
Recommended courses: Health Occupations
Keyboarding Business Computer Applications
Recommended courses: Health Occupations
Source: Choices CT, 2001 Bridges.com, Inc.

 

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