It's hard to describe our profession without mentioning an anesthesiologist. The medical profession has anesthesiologists and we work directly with the anesthesiologists. We do a lot of the same stuff that they do.

Getting in the nurse anesthesia program was harder than getting a job. I had applied the year before and did not get accepted.

You have to take out loans to live. Everything I spend right now puts me further into debt.

You definitely have to realize the seriousness of the job you're doing at the time. A little too much of this drug or not enough of that drug can cause serious injury or fatalities.