by healthcare politician
Switching to the DNP is the most counterpoductive move from the nursing anesthesia association stand the most influential actions on benefiting the community.
MD’s are the top of the medical food chain because they have full autonomy and only start off
at 130k per year as a nurse anesthetist.
Still, they are mid-level practitioners being told what to do by the MD’s at the end of the day. The MD’s used to feel threatened by the job security of the nurse anesthetists. However, now the MD’s don’t have to worry about it because the nurse anesthetist association basically broke down their own opportunities in the future due to the DNP decision and they take practical scientific classes in their medical programs instead of taking fluffy wasteful classes writing papers.
Sometimes, the impracticality of educational institutional decisions are baffling. I feel so bad for nurses because they are the unsung heroes who work so hard. I can see why nurses can be bitter, because they sometimes are stepped on and nursing anesthesia was the pioneering of great skill by the nursing world. However, the DNP decision is very impractical. Sad….