I have heard that nurses are not supposed to use doctor within the hospital so as not to confuse patients. So, nurses with doctorates should not use the title “doctor.” Perhaps they can use another title that distinguishes themselves from nurses who do not have advanced specialties. They can inform patients that they are advanced practice nurses.
I absolutely agree with the educational mandate. The profession is suffering from a loss of caliber as schools are admitting low quality students. As a clinical preceptor who has been around many students, I am appalled to see the quality of students who are admitted to some of these programs. I would not want them to provide anesthesia to me or even my dog. Some of these students are immature, unprofessional, and not very intelligent or clinically competent. We need higher education to encourage only the best and brightest to enter the profession, not those who want the fastest way to make a buck. It is obvious some of these students don’t care about patients or patient care, they just do this for the money.
Also, perhaps physicians would respect CRNAs more if the educational requirement was more stringent. I have seen many physicians look down on or mistreat CRNAs because they know that they only have master’s degrees.
Comments for Pro-education mandate
Jun 10, 2013
Pro education mandate NEW
I agree with you. A lot of students in crna school now are immature unprofessional and spoiled. I think by increasing the educational requirements this will weed out a lot of substandard students
Feb 25, 2013
DNAP Doctor title in hospital NEW
DNAP will be called Doctor in the hospital. It is a practice Doctorate not a research Doc. The pt understands that there are different kinds of Dr.s
Dec 07, 2012
by: Mike Vega
Nobody should pay any attention to an anonymous post. This person is either an old burnout who is not intelligent enough to get into graduate school, or a MDA who can’t stand the fact that nurses can do the same thing they can do. The statistics don’t lie… Nurses perform anesthesia just as safe an effective as any physician.