The DNP is going to discourage me!
There are CRNA's working today without degrees and the current requirement is a master's degree on top a BSN. It's not that I'm not academically inclined to do the DNP program, but I need to be able to work and support myself and I don't want to be burdened with debt just to get this extra title that won't help me do my job better. I also think the term "doctor" is very confusing to people especially in the medical profession! So I'm supposed to tell my patient's I'm a doctor, but not a medical doctor. That will scare the hell out of them won't it?