I looked at doing the CRNA program before applying to FNP and decided FNP was for me. The CRNA programs here are front loaded and you care 15-17 hours each term. I know they don't want you to work (next to impossible). My question is this: In our FNP program, they do not recommend full time which is around 9-10 hours because they say you really need to focus and learn the material in a manner that you will retain it because your job is serious and patients depend on your knowledge. WELL, I work with CRNA's and I know the job they do is very serious so why do CRNA programs demand full time student hours. Just doesn't make sense to me??