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CRNA or NP?

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Im a new nurse, have 1 year critical care experience and BSN degree.

Im confused whether I will continue my education to become CRNA or NP.

Both are 2 yrs program.

Pls help me..

I have no idea how to become NP.. nor CRNA..

Whats pros and cons.

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Reasearch a bit. Look it up, have some info/foundation on them. See which one you're leaning to more. Then come back and ask indepth questions based on what you know...or seek to know.

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Would you be more interested in caring for people who are sedated for surgery, or would you rather be a general practitioner or specialist of some kind? I would say that about sums it up. CRNA's probably make more money, but it's hard to tell what will happen with the new healthcare law, and you should go with what you think you'd enjoy anyway since either will provide you with a living wage and then some.

Regards,

Mukfay

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Why do you feel the need to choose either one? How will having an advanced degree help you?

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Im a new nurse, have 1 year critical care experience and BSN degree.

Im confused whether I will continue my education to become CRNA or NP.

Both are 2 yrs program.

Pls help me..

I have no idea how to become NP.. nor CRNA..

Whats pros and cons.

I would try shadowing a CRNA and a NP for a few days each to see which one you would like to do. You should try these two links fro more information. As far as salary goes for CRNAs the AANA and most CRNAs don't believe there is going to be any drastic change to the overall salaries of CRNAs.

http://www.aana.com/

http://www.aanp.org/AANPCMS2

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I would try shadowing a CRNA and a NP for a few days each to see which one you would like to do. You should try these two links fro more information. As far as salary goes for CRNAs the AANA and most CRNAs don't believe there is going to be any drastic change to the overall salaries of CRNAs.

http://www.aana.com/

http://www.aanp.org/AANPCMS2

Is this story inaccurate then?

https://allnurses.com/certified-registered-nurse/anesthesia-provider-pay-463700.html

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if you don't know which one you want to do, don't do either. what's wrong with continuing to work in the icu until you develop a definite preference for something -- and it might just be for the icu!

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Im a new nurse, have 1 year critical care experience and BSN degree.

Im confused whether I will continue my education to become CRNA or NP.

Both are 2 yrs program.

Pls help me..

I have no idea how to become NP.. nor CRNA..

Whats pros and cons.

you got to be freaking kidding me, seriously....i got a better idea, well i better not.

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