CRNA within 15 years

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    Just out of curiosity. Does anyone think the CRNA specilty will change within the next 10 years? As in will it require a doctorate? Will there be a shortage/demand (or possibly too many requiring cuts)? Will the schooling extend to a longer period of time? ect...I think some input from some current CRNAs would be beneficial....Thanks
    Had a big conversation with a bunch of pre-nursing students regarding this topic. It would be nice to share some input and first hand experiences. Thank you guys.
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    Just out of curiosity. Does anyone think the CRNA specilty will change within the next 10 years? As in will it require a doctorate? Will there be a shortage/demand (or possibly too many requiring cuts)? Will the schooling extend to a longer period of time? ect...I think some input from some current CRNAs would be beneficial....Thanks
    Had a big conversation with a bunch of pre-nursing students regarding this topic. It would be nice to share some input and first hand experiences. Thank you guys.
    The AANA has already mandated that new CRNAs will have to their doctorate for those graduating in 2025 or later. Demand for anesthesia/CRNAs is expected to increase.
    Become a CRNA You start here for the basics on information on CRNAs.
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    I was informed the new mandate starts in 2015 for NP to have their doctorate.
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    I was informed the new mandate starts in 2015 for NP to have their doctorate.
    Yes, it is recommendation for NPs to get their doctorate no later than 2015. It is a requirement for new CRNAs to get their doctorate by 2025. http://www.aana.com/aboutus/Documents/naeducation.pdf
    Last edit by wtbcrna on Jun 7, '12
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    I think that the increased school time will create a shortage in certain areas (rural mainly). Though areas near CRNA programs will become more normal (not flooded with CRNA's). Roght now many cities close to programs are flooded with CRNA's with many graduates having to move or wait a long time for a job. My hospital stopped taking students becuase of the over abundance. Though if your willing to move there are many areas that are still underserved. The demand fluctuates over time, as with any profession. Many programs will be 4 to 8 months longer for the DNP (roughly three years or more total).


    I think the biggest changes in practice will come from the health care changes. Medicare/Medicaid are making standards that allow them not to pay anything if complications arise. They claim this is to promote quality, but some complications occur regardless of level of care (giving them the oppurtunity to deny payment for some complications that could not be prevented). Though I think CRNA's will be at the top of changes (no matter how much pay goes down, we will still be on the top as far as income.)

    I know of many programs that have or will have a DNP in anesthesia within the next couple of years. It looks like that most schools will offer just the DNP well before 2025, as soon as all schools offer it then it will become the standard to enter practice.
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    Quote from RRTtoRN2013
    I was informed the new mandate starts in 2015 for NP to have their doctorate.
    This is still just a proposal (for NPs), not a mandate. The only group that has actually embraced the DNP-for-entry proposal is the CRNAs, and their proposed implementation date is 2025 (as already noted). No one else is talking seriously (yet) about requiring doctorates, although, as more and more schools convert their programs, it may become a moot point.
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    GOOD INFO THANKS


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