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Bluebolt took the words out of my computer keyboard. At some point in time in the future, I hope the OP develops enough pride in their profession to change their screen name on AN.

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I think everyone here is being too hard on the op. First, he/she gets accused of being a fraud, now he has to defend the screen name, which is really irrelevant to thread. This is his story and experience, so opinions aside, he can narrate as he sees fit.

Let's be clear about another thing: The claims of a CRNA being equal/similar in training is not even comparable. While they essentially do the same job, the MDA has a vastly greater body of knowledge than the CRNA, and if the case is very complex, the MDA is the authority anesthesia care provider for these types of patients.

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Thank you so much for answering all of my previous questions! I forgot about these 3....

14. Did you graduate from a 2 year MSN or a 3 year DNP program? I've been hearing about how CRNA programs are going through this change from MSN to DNP, so I was wondering which of the two you went to

15. Was your program front-loaded or a mixed didactic?

16. Do you plan on going into education? Like teaching

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Great, thanks for the info! Could I ask you a few more questions that I'd rather ask in private? My email is berkeleygrad9@gmail.com I can't PM you since I haven't posted the required minimum of posts to use it. Thanks in advance.

I PMed you btw

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Did you go straight into the ICU after your ABSN? If so, how?

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Thank you so much for answering all of my previous questions! I forgot about these 3....

14. Did you graduate from a 2 year MSN or a 3 year DNP program? I've been hearing about how CRNA programs are going through this change from MSN to DNP, so I was wondering which of the two you went to

15. Was your program front-loaded or a mixed didactic?

16. Do you plan on going into education? Like teaching

14. 2 year MSN, I didn't feel like getting my DNP was important, unless I want to teach or go into healthcare management..

15. mixed didactic...

16. You should go to a DNP program if you plan to teach! and no I dont plan to teach

Sidenote: If you want to practice independently.. Be prepared to take call, work long hours (more than 40 hours a week), and have an irregular schedule... The money is good but it comes with a price...

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I think everyone here is being too hard on the op. First, he/she gets accused of being a fraud, now he has to defend the screen name, which is really irrelevant to thread. This is his story and experience, so opinions aside, he can narrate as he sees fit.

Let's be clear about another thing: The claims of a CRNA being equal/similar in training is not even comparable. While they essentially do the same job, the MDA has a vastly greater body of knowledge than the CRNA, and if the case is very complex, the MDA is the authority anesthesia care provider for these types of patients.

Yes this is exactly what I am saying... one example of this: only the MDA with a pediatrics fellowship are allowed to do complex pediatric cases at my hospital.. However a MDA without any fellowship will most likely have similar outcomes to a CRNA, they may have a better understanding of the science and anatomy behind it but the outcomes would be similar nonetheless....

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Did you go straight into the ICU after your ABSN? If so, how?

Worked as a CNA at a hospital during my gap year and during my ABSN program and network from there...

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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Personal comment - thanks for coming to AN to help to answer questions.

Its very much appreciated. And...I've not gotten the impression that you aren't proud of attaining your CRNA.

Not all APRNs need to have that in their title :)

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the MDA has a vastly greater body of knowledge than the CRNA, and if the case is very complex, the MDA is the authority anesthesia care provider for these types of patients.

In regard to anesthesia? That is most definitely not true. CRNA's run solo in rural hospitals and get everything and anything. There is nothing a CRNA cannot handle in the workplace compared to an MDA. MDA's are certainly not the "authority provider". You appear to be misinformed on what a CRNA does.

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However a MDA without any fellowship will most likely have similar outcomes to a CRNA, they may have a better understanding of the science and anatomy behind it but the outcomes would be similar nonetheless....

I do not agree with this. A "better understanding" depends on the competency of the individual and how well they apply themselves to learn the material. Your claim clearly holds no merit because CRNA's do have the same outcomes as MDA's. In the end it makes no difference.

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Offsite and online are not synonymous. If you were a CRNA who was interested in advancing your profession during a time when politics were rife between CRNAs and MDAs in regard to competency, independent practice, and autonomy, it's difficult to comprehend why anybody with their profession's best interest in mind would go around advertising or suggesting that their competition was somehow academically superior and/or more innately intelligent than they were (this is what your post suggests).

Anyways, If you're genuinely here to help people then my apologies. Even a picture of your license with everything blurred with exception of your allnurses name on a piece of paper would be sufficient.

Are you actually suggesting that the assertion that medical school is harder than anesthesia school is unreasonable? To the extent that the person making it must be a troll? How absurd a statement that is.

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