PhD REQUIRED for CRNA's? - page 2

Hello all, quick (and possibly dumb), question.. At work last night, I overheard some nurses talking (which is ALWAYS the best source of info :wink2:) about anesthesia school, and one mentioned that she heard that ALL CRNA... Read More

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    [QUOTE=sundowners2;2799557]Hello all, quick (and possibly dumb), question.. At work last night, I overheard some nurses talking (which is ALWAYS the best source of info :wink2 about anesthesia school, and one mentioned that she heard that ALL CRNA programs are converting to PhD programs. She said that, unless you're accepted to a program before 2010, you will have to complete a 4-year PhD nurse anesthesia program.

    Is there any truth to this? As someone who hopes to apply to CRNA school in the (not-too-distant) future, this concerns me. Gossip sucks. Any help?

    Thanks,

    Well, its not entirely gossip. They are converting to PhD programs but its not 4 yrs, its actually three. the conversion process i heard is gonna take almost three years so if you apply now you might not be sujected to those changes. hope that helps.

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    Hello all, quick (and possibly dumb), question.. At work last night, I overheard some nurses talking (which is ALWAYS the best source of info :wink2 about anesthesia school, and one mentioned that she heard that ALL CRNA programs are converting to PhD programs. She said that, unless you're accepted to a program before 2010, you will have to complete a 4-year PhD nurse anesthesia program.

    Is there any truth to this? As someone who hopes to apply to CRNA school in the (not-too-distant) future, this concerns me. Gossip sucks. Any help?

    Thanks,

    Well, its not entirely gossip. They are converting to PhD programs but its not 4 yrs, its actually three. the conversion process i heard is gonna take almost three years so if you apply now you might not be sujected to those changes. hope that helps.
    The AANA is not converting to a requirement for a PhD. A PhD is research based degree. The AANA is moving forward to a requiring a clinical doctorate either a DNP or DNAP. The average time will increase program lengths to approximately 3yrs for most programs. The new requirement does not take effect until 2025.
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