Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Nurse anesthesia manpower in Tennessee: A descriptive study
by Creech, Cortney E., M.S.N., Mountain State University, 2009, 51; 1467115
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study is to determine Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) manpower during 2009-2013 timeframe in the state of Tennessee. Awareness of current and expected CRNA manpower needs is vital to reducing CRNA workforce deficits. CRNA supply is deficient across the nation. Increasing age, relocation and retirement decrease the supply at a time of exponential growth in surgical demand. The goals of this study are to determine supply and demand for CRNAs in Tennessee now and in five years. It is also a goal of this study to determine the need for other anesthesia providers to fill vacant CRNA positions. Data collected allow a new understanding of CRNA vacancies in Tennessee. The study found that 33.6% of CRNAs and SRNAs expect to relocate or retire in the next five years. ASCs and hospitals expect to increase CRNA positions by 42% and 33.3% respectively, in the next five years.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Foley, Diana K.
Commitee: Sale, Sally, Sisco, Carl
School: Mountain State University
Department: Nurse Anesthesia
School Location: United States -- West Virginia
Source: MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing
Keywords: Anesthesia manpower, Nurse anesthesia
Publication Number: 1467115
ISBN: 978-1-109-26593-4
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