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.
|Advisor:||Foley, Diana K.|
|Commitee:||Sale, Sally, Sisco, Carl|
|School:||Mountain State University|
|School Location:||United States -- West Virginia|
|Source:||MAI 47/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Anesthesia manpower, Nurse anesthesia|
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