So I thought I was absolutely sure that I wanted to become nurse anesthetist. However, I had this great research program this summer and the professor I worked with said to me one day "why don't you become a nurse practitioner? you're so much more of a people person." She expressed that there really isn't much patient interaction as a nurse anesthetist and advised that maybe I should reconsider my choice. I have shadowed two nurse anesthetist so far and I really enjoyed it, but now I am starting to question my original choice and look at other options in advanced practice nursing.
So I want to ask, do you guys ever get bored with what you do? Before becoming an CRNA did you at one time consider the NP route or any other specialty? What type of person is more suited to become a CRNA as opposed to a NP?
Thanks for any responses!