I was vacationing in the tropics a few weeks ago and met three handsome Anesthesiologists while sun bathing at the pool. We all chatted a little until the topic of our professions came up. I told them I was starting nursing school (ABSN Program) in a few weeks & how excited I was. I then proceeded further by saying I also hope to pursue a graduate degree as a CRNA or NP (note at this point I had no idea these guys were anesthesiologists). Why did I mentioned becoming a CRNA, b/c the stares I got from all three were nothing but pure EVIL STARES! By their looks I knew I said something wrong but had no idea what it was until they told me they were Anesthesiologists & fear that CRNAs were taking away their jobs at a cheaper price, and with the new health care laws just passed its going to get worst for them. This was totally unexpected 'cause all I planned to do that day was to relax by the poolside & sip pina coladas all day! However, they went on trying to convince me of all the reasons as to why I should not pursue a CRNA career & that eventually the national anesthesia board (not sure if this was the organization they mentioned) was no longer going to certify CRNA training and eventually they'll be no more training because there is no longer a shortage of Anesthesiologists. The shocker of this whole conversation was two of the anesthesiologists mentioned, with conviction, they wish they had pursue a CRNA career instead where they would have accumulated less debt with almost the same income or they wish they had chosen another specialty.
I was pretty shocked hearing these remarks & would love to hear your opinions