Ep 98: Becoming a CRNA with Dr. Jason Bolt

Becoming a CRNA with Dr. Jason Bolt

In this episode, we introduce you to our guest, Dr. Jason Bolt, DNP & CRNA. Not only is Jason a nurse anesthesiologist he also has a YT channel called BoltCRNA, where he offers mentorship and a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a CRNA. Follow him on Instagram at @BoltCRNA.

Questions for Our Guest

Questions below are some weโ€™d like to tackle. We always go off-topic, so we donโ€™t expect to hit them all. If you have any ideas, please let us know. Looking forward to our conversation!

  • Letโ€™s get a little background about yourself; why made you choose to become a CRNA?
  • How is CRNA school? How do you become one?
  • Can you run through your typical work day? What does this job entail?
  • What are the most challenging aspects of your job, and how do you manage them?
  • Before becoming a CRNA, what type of nursing did you do?
  • It seems like you are entering the education field; what made you want to start a YT channel and offer CRNA education?
  • Future advice for anyone trying to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist?
  • How did/does it feel to work in a female-dominant profession?
  • What do you enjoy doing on your time off? Has covid changed that, and how are you coping?

Learn how you can be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist like Dr. Bolt here ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡


00:00 – Intro
01:12 – Who is Dr. Bolt?
02:12 – How is school finishing up?
04:49 – Are you still able to work?
05:55 – School
07:49 – Type of Clinicals
09:56 – Day-to-day activities
13:04 – Autonomy of a CRNA
16:50 – Stress in anesthesia
21:47 – Monitoring
23:00 – Favorite Cases
25:12 – Work Schedule
27:19 – Culture of the Operating Room
33:02 – Free time
35:23 – Words of wisdom
37:57 – Nursing School
40:11 – Covid Impact
42:12 – Working as a nurse in 2020

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