Providing quality, affordable health carE​ ​​

advanceD practice registereD nurseS

Ohio APRNs

Role and scope of practice 

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

- CLICK HERE - to view CRNA salaries in other Ohio cities

  • $179,769*  Average Annual Salary​​

*The total number of CRNAs with an active (or current) license authorized by the Ohio Board of Nursing as of June 30, 2019

  • 3,273*  Number of CRNAs in Ohio​

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 - CLICK HERE - 

  • 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 - CLICK HERE -

  • Learn more about the CRNA scope of practice - CLICK HERE - 



Courtesy of the Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists (OSANA)


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.​

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.

​CRNA practice may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Performing a comprehensive history and physical examination
  • Participating in pre-operative teaching
  • Conduct pre-and-post anesthesia evaluations
  • Obtaining informed consent for anesthesia
  • Developing and initiating a patient-specific plan of care
  • Selecting, ordering, and administering drugs and controlled substances
  • Selecting and inserting invasive and noninvasive monitoring modalities
  • Provide acute, chronic, and interventional pain management services
  • Provide critical care and resuscitation services
  • Order and evaluate diagnostic tests
  • Request consultations
  • Perform point-of-care testing
  • Plan and initiate anesthetic techniques, including general, regional, local, and sedation (anesthetic techniques may include the use of ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and other technologies for diagnosis and care delivery, and to improve patient safety and comfort)
  • Respond to emergency situations using airway management and other techniques
  • Facilitate emergence and recovery from anesthesia
  • Provide post-anesthesia care