Hello, I am currently an RN working on my BSN. I have found that at the BSN level I can take some courses that double as graduate level courses for NP. I am at the point where I need to make some decisions of what I want to do, and I can not figure it out. I am confused and really am thinking I want an advanced practice Nursing degree but can not decide between NP or CRNA. I have talked with many NP's who are burned out. I have not found this with the majority of CRNA's. I see in my area that many of our NP's work long hours. Personally I am a people person and when I was a Hospice Nurse enjoyed the ability to prescribe medications and have a very important part of my patients life. I have worked in Surgery and found a very hostile environment by physicians towards the Nurses not CRNA's. Going on this my first idea of CRNA has been dampened a bit after the surgery experience, and I am now thinking I may want NP. NP is an easier pathway for me right now and CRNA has no pathway in the Bachelor's level at my school, although I have some elective that I can fill with physics, biochemistry to appeal to the schools selecting me. Anyone out there have any advice on what you have seen in the field and which route to go with CRNA or family practice NP. I am clueless on this and the plus and negatives are about the same on my list, the only thing I am sure about is advanced practice. Plus now with the Doctorate becoming the new IOM standard should I just go another year and be a medical Doctor??? Or maybe a PA its less school salary is same as NP just no independent practice, but most Hospitals I deal with do not allow the NP to practice independently anyway so why the extra two years for NP. What to Do?