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  • Work/life balance as a CRNA

    Jason Bolt, DNP, CRNA is a CRNA who is passionate about advocating for his profession and helping others along their clinical and educational journeys. Jason uses social media and Youtube to connect with others and shares his own path in hopes that it may inspire or guide people when they need it. Follow Jason on Instagram and on Youtube.

    Let’s talk about work/life balance and “having it all” as a CRNA. A lot of people who are drawn to anesthesiology are attracted to it’s versatility, autonomy, salary, and lack of clinic/rounding. We are all in search of that perfect position that delivers professional satisfaction, high salary, and a great work/life balance. An important lesson many CRNAs taught me when I was a 3rd year is that no position will truly have all 3 of these. You must make up your mind what’s most important and try to get two out of the three. I would put the jobs location under work/life balance. You don’t have much of a “life” living out in rural areas where you drive a couple hours to reach the nearest airport or Cheesecake Factory. Which are the two most important to you and which one will you compromise? Have you found that coveted position in anesthesia where you have it all? You don’t have much of a “life” living out in rural areas where you drive a couple hours to reach the nearest airport or Cheesecake Factory—or do you?

    That’s Jason’s perspective. What say you? Which are the two most important to you and which one will compromise you? Have you found that coveted position in anesthesia where you have it all? Send your take to tmcnulty@healthcommedia.com.