What are some examples of nurse anesthesia students being employed as nurse anesthetists by title or function?

Standard V, Criterion E8 (2004 Standards) and Standard G.8 (PDS) require the program to forbid the employment of nurse anesthesia students as nurse anesthetists by title or function. The clinical education of nurse anesthesia students should be primarily focused to benefit the education of the students. Students’ clinical assignments should be primarily based on their educational needs. Students should be assigned to activities that have a legitimate educational purpose, considering the professional role of a nurse anesthetist. For example, routine reassignment of students in the middle of a case to benefit the facility, and not the students’ educational needs, would be inappropriate.