(Rochester, NY. USA)
I think that it is interesting that the original post said that it was unfair to call CRNA’s with a Doctorate a Doctor because of the MD’s that devote a decade to to study because the CRNA’s spend a similar amount of time in school. Minimum 2 years for RN, 2 years for BSN. 1 Year Minimum in ICU training as a BSN. On average more like 2-3 years in ICU. Then another 3 years getting the DNP. That adds up to 9-10 years depending on the variable of the ICU.
They also get paid about a 100k less than the MD’s so I think it is a pretty fair game. They have a doctorate but are not a medical doctor and they make 100k less. I do not hear any complaints about Nurse Practitioners with a doctorate in Nursing. Or a Psychologist with a PHD causing confusion in the hospital even though they have a “Doctorate Degree”.