Quote from Maxs
I don't mean to rain on your parade, but here is the difference: A CRNA knows more about anesthetics than the surgeon does. The MDA performs pretty much the same job as the CRNA. So the RN, and the LPN, the LPN is the first two semesters of RN school. Basically an LPN is 50% of an RN, and CRNA's are not 50% of MDA's that's the different. In my opinion CRNA (experience & performance) = MDA (experience & performance) and vice versa.
Yes yes, I understand what you are saying.
What I don't understand is... if an LPN is performing pretty much the same job as an RN (in my state/hospital staff nurse is staff nurse, with few differences)
OK, so it is the same thing as a CRNA : MDA? Right? You are doing the same job, with very few differences.
What's the harm in being at the direction of the MDA, like LPNs : RNs, it will amount to nothing more than the MDA making the assignment (so to speak.)
See what I mean? I am trying to understand where you, as an advanced practice nurse, are coming from, not arguing your position.