Defibn', RN, EMT-P 224 Posts Specializes in SRNA. Has 9 years experience. Feb 3, 2020 9 hours ago, RN_2001 said:Two years prematurely is hardly last minute, but whatever.You must not understand what goes into transitioning from a master level to doctoral level as a program. 9 hours ago, RN_2001 said:It was more than a couple, but OK.So what?9 hours ago, RN_2001 said:Three undergraduate degrees, presidential scholarship recipient, BSN from a Top Ten school with a 4.0 GPA, CCRN, CEN certifications, TNCC, PALS, ACLS, BLS, preceptor, charge nurse and a multiple-time participant in a career advancement ladder and you think this has to do with not wanting to put in effort? Wow, OK.Again, so what? Many, many CRNAs and SRNAs have high academic/career achievements. 9 hours ago, RN_2001 said:I no longer have the luxury of time (i.e. youth) to take an entire year or more off of work and lose that income, plus take on the expense of an additional year of tuition. I figured that this would be obvious from my posts and I can't imagine why you seem so defensive/hostile? about this.I hear you. It sucks that it took you so long to figure out what you want to do. For that, I am sorry. However, the world doesn't revolve around you, or me, or anyone. There are many more people in line to fill the seats at anesthesia schools. I'm not special either. If I didn't get into school there would be another highly qualified candidate more than happy to sacrifice and put in the time and work required to become a CRNA. One of the reasons that a career as an anesthetist is so desirable is that there are high barriers to entry. This protects the job market and the quality of anesthetists. I am not being hostile toward you. I am calling you out on complaining about the advancement of the profession, though. I am being defensive of the profession and the education that is required. SRNAs and CRNAs are a proud group of people. Like I said, there are many people more than willing to make the sacrifices necessary. You can get mad, but that won't change anything and will only make you bitter. I know many wonderfully bright RNs (much smarter than me) that would make excellent anesthetists but due to their situation in life realize that anesthesia is not a possibility or not worth the sacrifice. This is a theme that holds true for many advanced professions.