I have been researching several different nurse anesthesia programs and have come across both the Masters and Doctorate programs in anesthesia. I have a few questions and concerns, I figured who better to ask then a large group or CRNA's. Firstly, I was curious if CRNA's with a Doctorate degree had a substantial advantage over CRNA's with a Master's degree. Do they have that much better of an education, make more money, have an easier time finding a job, etc. I have heard that all CRNA's will have to have a doctorate by 2025 (year could be wrong, but I believe it's somewhere around there), but that CRNA's with Master's degrees will be grandfathered in. To sum up the post, I am really just looking for information on the differences between the degrees and how it effects you once you are a practicing CRNA.