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  1. RN_2001

    A rant and a question re: CRNA master’s program

    Who cares? Isn't that what a rant is? LOL geez. God forbid anyone ever expresses their frustration. No, going into debt for $300k+ at this stage in my life isn't worth it.
  2. RN_2001

    A rant and a question re: CRNA master’s program

    Yes, of course I really did want an answer to the question and to the posters who did answer it I thanked them for their responses. The point of the rant was to explain the lead-up to the question and well, to vent. Surely there are other people out there who are frustrated for the same reason(s) I am? As you can see from the thread progression, a poster seemed to feel (for some reason?) that it was somehow personal to them that I had an issue with the master's program phasing out prematurely. They also seemed to ASSume that it was because I was not willing to put in the effort for a doctorate and also that, not because of life circumstances, but because I didn't know what I wanted to do all of these years and suddenly this seemed like a good idea. Yes, it is obvious to me now that my only choices are to move out of state to attend one of the few master's programs left or give up $300k+ (lost income + tuition) to attend a doctorate program. Thank you, Juanito for being a voice of common sense and reason. I, myself am a nurturing, encouraging type of person while some people are an "eat their young" type. Sad!
  3. RN_2001

    A rant and a question re: CRNA master’s program

    Oh, I forgot. I have ENPC also.
  4. RN_2001

    A rant and a question re: CRNA master’s program

    Two years prematurely is hardly last minute, but whatever. It was more than a couple, but OK. Three undergraduate degrees, presidential scholarship recipient, BSN from a Top Ten school with a 4.0 GPA, CCRN, CEN certifications, TNCC, PALS, ACLS, BLS, preceptor, charge nurse and a multiple-time participant in a career advancement ladder and you think this has to do with not wanting to put in effort? Wow, OK. I no longer have the luxury of time (i.e. youth) to take an entire year or more off of work and lose that income, plus take on the expense of an additional year of tuition. I figured that this would be obvious from my posts and I can't imagine why you seem so defensive/hostile? about this.
  5. RN_2001

    A rant and a question re: CRNA master’s program

    No, I do not want to get a doctorate. I stated that outright. There are various reasons for not wanting one, none of which have anything to do with "attitude." I think you missed the points that I made, which were 1) lamenting that schools were *prematurely* phasing out the master's programs, and 2) that the anesthesia accreditation website's search made it appear as if master's programs were still available in my state. The other point of my post was to ask a question, which you chose not to answer.
  6. RN_2001

    A rant and a question re: CRNA master’s program

    Thanks for the response.
  7. RN_2001

    A rant and a question re: CRNA master’s program

    I'm an older established person with a family so moving for school is out of the question. Thank you for the suggestion nonetheless.
  8. RN_2001

    A rant and a question re: CRNA master’s program

    No, I don't want it "bad enough" for a doctorate but I do for a master's. It's the principle. Cost for school is already high enough and they want to milk another year of tuition out of students? How oh how did the healthcare system ever function with anesthetist's at master's level all these years?
  9. Hello all, So I’ve been a (BSN) nurse for many years and finally decided to go back for a master’s in anesthesia only to find that the programs at the master’s levels have been phased out already even though they don’t really need to be until 2022?! I am so freaking frustrated, especially because the anesthesia accreditation website shows search results for schools in my state when I select “master’s” for the search How will this new requirement affect the demand for anesthetists when people (like me) don’t want to get a doctorate and say never mind, forget it? Yes, it’s “only” an additional year in school but...just no. /rant Anyone know of any online master’s CRNA programs for out of state students? Many thanks in advance.
  10. Just got out of hospital following exposure to a patient with viral gastroenteritis. I was so sick that I spent two days in critical care for hypovolemic shock. For several years now it hasn't been uncommon for me to get a GI bug once a year, always in the winter. It's never been this bad though . One of the doctors during my stay told me how they contracted meningitis from a patient and almost died. I'm starting to think I need to find a new line of work (have been in ER for several years). This realization has me feeling somewhat depressed as I wouldn't otherwise leave. But being sick this time has been a real wake-up call.
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