Yup. Kool-aid where in my city, there are no more MSN programs, wanted the terminal degree so I don't need to go back to school, have more clinical time, and am becoming a independently licensed provider. Pretty sweet Koolaid if you ask me. MSN was never an option and where I am, MSNs are getting their DNPs. It was either go back to undergrad for MD or do three years and make as much as I want. If you start a side business, do consierge medicine or counseling in your free time as an NP you can make 200k+... Like, where is the loss here? Only with limited mindsets as you and others here have demonstrated.
BTW I never made the argument you did. I merely stated that all the psychiatrist I have seen in practice, we do the same thing. Also have personal anecdotes that PATIENTS prefer NPs to MDs, which most others here seem to forget as well we are here for them. I have in my short clinical time seen several patients not want to see a psychiatrist anymore. If you need medical school and 10,000+ hours to figure out how to read guidelines that groups of doctors and scientists put together, I think you probably shouldn't be a provider.