Hello, this is my first post on allnurses but I have been reading posts for some time now and would like to first thank everyone for their great words of advise and time spent sharing their knowledge with others.
I am a pre-nursing student right now and I'm very interested in becoming a CRNA in the future. Today I was refreshing myself up on what it takes to be accepted into CRNA programs and what schools offered such a program in my state of Minnesota.
It turns out 4 schools offer CRNA programs here but they all end in different degrees.
-This info taken from, CRNA Schools
U of M- Doctorate of Nursing practice, 90 credits, $67932
Mayo - Master of Nurse Anesthesia, 96 credits, $14000
MSA - Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, 48 credits, $30732
St.Mary's- Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia, 64 credits, $33320
So my questions are, 1.) What's the difference?
2.) Does it matter to employers if you have a doctorate over a masters and if so is it worth the extra
money to get it?