I have been a CRNA for 25 years. I am 55 years old. Were it not for the bad economy I would have retirement on my mind. Instead at 55 years old I have decided to return to school to get my MSN. My school was not Master's level when I graduated. I figure I need to remain competitive and viable for a lot longer. There are a few CRNA' s I know that are thinking about going back for there DNP. I would like to know how CRNA's feel about this trend. Why? What would the higher degree and big school debt do for the career of a CRNA?