Courtesy of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA)

CRNAs care for patients at all illness and disease severity levels across the lifespan in a variety of settings for procedures including, but not limited to, surgical, obstetrical, diagnostic, therapeutic, and pain management.  CRNAs serve as clinicians, researchers, educators, mentors, advocates, and administrators.

​Learn more about the role and scope of practice of CRNAs in Ohio:  

Role and scope of practice 

*The median annual salary of a CRNA in Ohio, not including bonuses, benefits, or other factors that impact base pay (courtesy of

  • $186,552*  Median Annual Salary​​

*The total number of CRNAs with an active (or current) license in Ohio as of June 30, 2021 (Ohio Board of Nursing, 2021)

  • 3,418*  Number of CRNAs in Ohio​


Operating Rooms

Dentists' Offices

Surgery Centers

Endoscopy Centers

Additional practice settings


From "Development of an Educational Tool for State Legislators Regarding CRNA Practice," by A. Milosh, J. McDaniel, M. C. Graham, and K. Ahiievych, 2013, The Ohio State University,  © 2013 by Angela Milosh,DNP, CRNA.  Reprinted with permission.​

Informational Handout about Ohio CRNAs

CRNAs must obtain a master's or doctoral degree from a nurse anesthesia accredited program and pass a national CRNA certification examination. CRNAs are licensed by the Ohio Board of Nursing as APRNs. They must practice in supervision with a physician, dentist, or podiatrist when providing direct patient care. When administering anesthesia, the CRNA must be in the immediate presence of the physician, dentist, or podiatrist, according to section 4723.01(M) of the Ohio Revised Code.

Other important information to know:

  • CRNAs must maintain ongoing national certification, read more at NBCRNA 

  • When a CRNA is supervised by a podiatrist, the CRNAs scope of practice is limited to the anesthesia procedures that the podiatrist has the authority to perform and may not administer general anesthesia (under the supervision of a podiatrist) in a podiatrist's office
  • When a CRNA is supervised by a dentist, the CRNA's scope of practice is limited to the anesthesia procedures that the dentist has the authority to perform​
  • ​There are seven accredited nurse anesthesia programs in Ohio
  • Studies show anesthesia delivered by CRNAs is safe,  of high quality, and cost-effective

  • Learn more about the CRNA scope of practice 


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