I feel that after spending more than 12 years to become a nurse anesthetist, I should be called a doctor!
Though they’re both called “doctors” their degree means something different. An anesthesiologist and a nurse anesthetist (DNP) have the same function but are operating under a different structure. And because nurse anesthetists are more affordable to hospitals, they both serve a valuable purpose.
I feel that advanced practice nurses spend plenty enough time in school to be called doctors.
Comments for DNPs spend more than enough time (counting training and experience) to deserve the “doctor” title
Jan 14, 2012
What is the point in arguing? The best post on the entire thread states the same thing. Nurses, just as any other specialty, can and improved patient outcomes. You can’t stop it, so climb aboard this run away train.
Jan 13, 2012
DPN deserve it. NEW
by: student rn
It is really disheartening to hear such bickering from physicians. We are all in the medical field (hopefully) for the right reasons, to help our patients. I feel if one puts in the time and time again. We don’t need the credit because we actually are in the field because we care.
Aug 18, 2011
Much like very other “Doctor”
Half-baked nursing education? Really? I am an RN with a BSN, getting ready to enter the CRNA route, that currently works on a very busy open heart ICU. That being said, who is the real dummy here? If we are so half-baked in our education, then why are we the ones that save your *** on a daily basis. We have to constantly be mindful of the bogus orders and collect the glory.
Jun 12, 2011
There is only one Truth
There is only one Truth:
In the practice of Medicine in all its branches,
REAL DOCTORS went to MEDICAL SCHOOL.
In the United States, REAL DOCTORS are Physicians,
holding an MD/DO degree and a REAL unrestricted
license to the practice of MEDICINE AND SURGERY
or OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
The rest of these claims? Politically correct fraud and
low standards masquerading as Doctors behind
the miserable political correctness so prevalent in the
So just because someone says they are really a “Doctor”
(implying they practice medicine- the traditional
assumption)- DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE.
People dissemble, obfuscate and deliberately
engender ambiguity- and no professional
organization does that better than the Nurse Lobby.
Apr 13, 2011
Putting an end to the doctor dilemma
by: A physician
To be called doctor or not to be called doctor? What’s the big deal? We all know that many individuals carry the title of “doctor” in various academic disciplines not necessarily connected to the medical field! I understand pharmacology. For if this was not the case, institutions that award such titles would not be accredited to do so.
Apr 11, 2011
DNP – is not a doctor!
The entire concept of a DNP is ludacris! A doctor of nursing. You are either a nurse or a doctor not both, not a combination. If you want to be a doctor make the sacrifice and the various disease states from a whole new perspective.
If you want to be a doctor do the time, otherwise you will spend your life fighting trying to be equal to the MDs around you. While many Anesthesiologist are laid back people and will placate you, we all know that you will not be considered a doctor by anyone except the patient’s you confuse.
Apr 11, 2011
You can call yourselft Doctor all you want but you are not one.
You can call yourself doctor all you want but the real truth is that you are not a doctor. You and the other nurses on a power trip can rename your program to make you feel more important, but you are lying to your patients. Next time, before calling yourself doctor try explaining what you really are to your patient — they won’t agree with you that you are a doctor.
Anesthesiologists and internship.
Stop trying to confuse patients and be the nurse you are! CRNAs are the best of nurses why pretend your something else?