I do agree that we deserve to be called “doctors” because of our years spent in nursing school, critical care experience, and the DNAP program, but personally, I wish to call myself a “nurse anesthetist.”
I really am proud of my nursing career and why should I confuse my patients? Rather I would like to educate people that even nurses have the highest education and do work as good as a doctor would plus more passion :).
I guess there is no point in proving anything to MDs or other medical professional about what we are. We have chosen this nursing profession with our interest, so why fight to be called doctors?