your BSN about your ultimate desire to be a CRNA. It is said that some will "frown" upon the ambition. My question is why would they do this and can they really hurt me if I state my intentions of being a CRNA (as you can probably tell from my post I generally take a direct "no spin" approach with most issues)? There must be literally dozens of subspecialties within nursing what makes CRNA's any different? True, they may earn more money but that's only because of market forces, good old supply and demand the very life blood of our economy. In addition, CRNA's tend to RAISE the images of nurses in general potentially attracting more good students into the field benefitting THEM if only indirectly. Could they really hurt me if I clearly state my objectives? IF so how? If they really "stepped out of bounds" wouldn't they be risking their jobs? I am a straight "A" student (not because I'm particularly smart but rather because I am almost single minded in my desire to academically excel as my family is depending upon my success) not to mention the only male in my nursing class. The way I look at it they get paid good money to be my instuctors and its their job to teach, and mine to LEARN to the best of my ability. Frankly, its none of their business what my career ambitions are after I graduate and I won't volunteer the information unless asked. On the other hand I'm not going to lie if the question arises. PS. Does this mean I'm going to be in REAL trouble if they find out I'm a hard core, prolife, libertarian/conservative ?