I am 4 days deep into my BSN program. Today we had a guest speaker come and speak with us about the history and philosophy behind the health care profession. The lecture turned into one of present times and the guest speaker focused on the importance of getting graduate level degrees in this day and age.
The speaker said in order to be a CRNA, NP, or a Mid Wife, one must go to DNP school and that the program length is approx. 4.5 years. From what I understand, CRNA school is generally a two year program (depending on the facility), and is a masters level of education.
My question is, what is a DNP? Do they hold the title of "Doctor"? Are accredited CRNA schools
changing their requirements?
Thank you and I look forward to your responses!