Hey everyone. Looking to get some advice regarding APN degrees in nursing. I made previous post before regarding ACNP vs. CRNA. I was planning to apply ACNP and CRNA this year, but I got tied up with work and ended up applying to ACNP ONLY. I am currently enrolled at NYU ACNP program, just started. I don't know if it's worth finishing the program and then going back for CRNA. There's a lot of nurses with great interest into CRNA. My interest started in 2003 when I was doing my first undergrad degree. I shadowed a bunch of CRNAs in 2003 and again last year to see if it's really what I want. I love what they do and the environment they work in. My program at NYU takes about 3-4 yrs. part-time and consist of 51 credits. It's a very good school, you just have to put a lot of work into it, like any other APN programs out there. Shall I finish the program and then apply to CRNA school or stick to it and let my hospital pay for it. What I like about it is that I can get a certificate in RNFA or work in the ICU. I like the NP because I feel like it is flexible. You can function as a manager, clinician, educator in places where there's a shortage. In NYC, there's a surplus of NPs. I work with a lot of nurses at the bedside with a master's degrees. Certainly, if I put this much work and money to getting my ACNP or any MS degrees, I want to make sure I'll be able to use it, not just a degree I'll be carrying it until I retired. Give me some feedback please, thanks. Greatly appreciated.