hear you about that one! There as absolutely NO COMPARISON between the requirements of NP education vs. CRNA...NONE. And I know you are a doc now so probably don't go through all of AN, but I do, just to keep up with what's evolving. It's very discouraging to tons of RN's how lax our "profession" has become re: educational standards. But when you go to CRNA school (which is now pretty much 3 years long with the new DNAP requirement looming over the new students), you have no life. It is all day, every day. It is doing ICU, OB, and cardiac rotations. You can't work and you have to show up and be there full-time. The chairman of my department requested me to give him a general - and I say this only to point out his comfort level with the CRNA's in his department. This wasn't a little rural hospital - we were doing over 10,000 anesthetics in 7 rooms/year. It's where I developed my own PTSD over production pressures:). If we can't depend on statistics to measure outcomes, well, what else can we do? Your opinion isn't a scientific method.
BTW, I slaved over the machine for 37 years and saw a lot of schools of thought come and go. So, you are really going to have to PROVE what you are saying. I know, I know - lying statistics, but how else can we conduct rational inquiry. We need more internists, rheumatologists, endocrinologists - not more anesthesiologists doing a CRNA's job.