When I first read this post I thought to myself it doesn't deserve a response, but as I thought about it I realized there are more who will wonder through and need to be informed.
I have had a few residents and MD's say to me the "regular RN" they WISH they had gone the CRNA route.....hmmmmm interesting. Posting on a nursing site and saying that you don't want to do it, and that it is your backup was intentional disrespect. You could have read as much as you wanted and not taken the time to join and post anything. If you aren't happy within the profession you WILL NOT MAKE it to get to CRNA school. I really wanted to be a nurse and sometimes I don't think I can make it. You have to WANT to do it, and not just WANT to be a CRNA. That comes with time when you have developed your love of critical care.
Cleaning teeth have NOTHING on cleaning poo multiple times( even sucking it out of the bed with a yaunker...gotta love those days), changing sheets constantly from a weeping edematous patient who now resembles the Marshmellow man, and giving up your nights, weekends, and holidays. You better stick to your 9-5, and I mean that in the nicest way possible:devil:!
DISCLAIMER: Nothing against anyone in the dental profession. I highly respect what you do because I personally couldn't (something about mouth goobies have me traumatized)do it and look forward to our meetings every 6 months )