PhD future requirement?

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by FLCRNA2B FLCRNA2B Member

Specializes in CVICU,PACU. Has 12 years experience.

I have heard a rumor that in the future a PhD will be required to become a CRNA. There has also been talk about making a BSN a requirement for RN, for several years, but I don't think it will ever happen. What has everyone heard about this? Feelings about this?

skipaway

skipaway

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I have heard a rumor that in the future a PhD will be required to become a CRNA. There has also been talk about making a BSN a requirement for RN, for several years, but I don't think it will ever happen. What has everyone heard about this? Feelings about this?
I have heard this too, though it would be a program where you entered with a BSN and graduated from anesthesia school with a PhD, skipping the Master's section.

I think if they did this, it'd be a great idea. I would have jumped on it in a heartbeat. As it is now, I'll just happily settle with my Masters.

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pnurseuwm

pnurseuwm

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What would be the purpose of the Ph.D? Would that mean in addition to your working in the OR you have to do research and teach as well? I don't see how that will be a beneficial requirement for everyone? Does anyone know when this might take effect?

sonessrna

sonessrna

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What would be the purpose of the Ph.D? Would that mean in addition to your working in the OR you have to do research and teach as well? I don't see how that will be a beneficial requirement for everyone? Does anyone know when this might take effect?
From what I have heard it would be more of a clinical PhD vs a research/education PhD. I dont'know when it/if it will take effect nationwide...but where I go to school they are working on putting it into effect. And it would be a skip Masters straight to PhD thing.
luoonacy

luoonacy

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I have a friend in a program offered at Colombia in New York. It's a Dr.N. (don't quote me but its along those lines) It's the clinical doctorate for nursing. She even has a residency and everything. . .

jewelcutt

jewelcutt

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I believe the doctorate you are regarding is a doctorate of nursing sciences, or DNs, and there are directors of anesthesia programs that have this rank. I have heard it is more clinically based, great for those that don't want the massive research requirements. Does anyone know where they offer these programs, or if they offer them in the speciality of anesthesia, and what this entails? I think it would be a great advancement in nurse anesthesia for those who want to pursue it. I'm just curious.

sonessrna

sonessrna

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I believe the doctorate you are regarding is a doctorate of nursing sciences, or DNs, and there are directors of anesthesia programs that have this rank. I have heard it is more clinically based, great for those that don't want the massive research requirements. Does anyone know where they offer these programs, or if they offer them in the speciality of anesthesia, and what this entails? I think it would be a great advancement in nurse anesthesia for those who want to pursue it. I'm just curious.

Actually, I investigated the Columbia program described. It's not comletely approved by the State of New York yet, but it is a DrNP. (Doctor of nursing practice). In my short search of the web it is the only program of its kind in the nation. The University of Kentucky has a DNP which is similar. That's what I'm interested in . As for the DNSc. Look on allnursing.com (I think thats right.) there is a websearch there which will pinpoint which type of doctoral degree available you might be interested in .

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