This question is about registered nurse, nurse, and what a registered nurse does.
What kind of nurses get paid the most?
Anesthetist Registered Nurses (ARN) get paid the most of any nurse. An ARN earns a mean annual salary of $181,040 ($88.26 per hour).
ARNs are paid the highest because they are highly skilled in preparing and administering anesthesia to patients in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, and similar health professionals.
Becoming an ARN is an extremely difficult process that requires many years of school and work experience. It takes 11-years to become an ARN. An ARN needs a Bachelor of Science in not only Nursing and a Masters of Science in Nursing, but also a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Program and additional 2.6-years of critical care experience.