So I'm applying to AA schools (Nova, Emory, and South) and just hoping I get in. My question though is about job availability outside of the southwest. I know that CO allows AAs to practice, but can I find a job here easily, since many CRNAs are employed here, or is it gonna be tough outside of a state that has no school there?
I also found this on the AAAAs website:
"The states in which AAs work by a license, regulation, and/or certification are: Alabama Florida Georgia Kentucky Missouri New Mexico (university hospital settings) Ohio South Carolina Vermont North Carolina
The states in which AAs are granted practice privilege through physician delegation (meaning the anesthesiologist can delegate specific anesthesia tasks to an AA): Colorado District of Columbia Michigan New Hampshire Oklahoma Texas West Virginia Wisconsin"
...what's the difference for AAs in the top category vs the bottom??? I mean, I thought the anesthesiologist delegated specific anesthesia tasks to AAs in every scenario...?
I would LOVE to hear from any AAs currently practicing in Colorado, from anyone with insight on the subject. Thanks