Quote from Cherish
Georgetown does have a program like that. So yes it is TRUE that you can be in a CRNA program without having been a nurse first. As long as you have a Bachelors they then train you to get a BSN. Which takes about a year. Then its 2-2 1/2 yrs to get the Masters to become a CRNA.
Wow. And I thought things all of these one year accelerated BSN programs were nuts. Now you can acquire an acclerated BSN and, essentially, an acclerated CRNA, where you don't even have to be a nurse or work in ICU first? All in just three years?
Sorry to be blunt, but this is wrong. I assumed these standards were established for a reason. I'm committed to following them, even if it takes me another five to ten years. But if somebody else doesn't have to well, quite frankly, that's irritating, to say the least.
Do they want me to follow the established standards, or not? Do they want me to obtain the appropriate education and experience, or not? Because if other people are allowed to take shortcuts, well, I will seriously question whether I should invest the time and money into this profession.