SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey all, Just wanted some advice on which made more sense for me. I did an undergrad degree at an ivy league school but didn't take any of the prerequisites aside from organic chemistry, where I made a C-. I decided to do an accelerated nursing program in nursing, where I made a 4.0. I want to be more than just an RN, but I think there isn't enough standardization in NP programs and they don't go into enough depth for me. CRNA programs, on the other hand, are very specialized, and they have more classroom based anesthesia training than anesthesiologists. I like anesthesia, and would likely even pursue it if I'm a doctor. I'd rather be a doctor, admittedly, because I would be trained in things other than anesthesia - a whole body approach...but im just not sure it makes sense for me and I was hoping for some advice. To finish pre-reqs and necessary experience I would likely apply to start Fall 2014 for either path. For CRNA I'd be finished in around 2016 or 2017. I could then work right away and begin paying back loans, with a starting salary around $130,000. If I choose DO I would finish in 2018 and still have to do residency. That would take me into 2021 and beyond at a low salary and long hours...and if I end up doing general medicine (I am keeping my options and mind open) I would likely make right at the same salary....but still I would be a doctor and maybe all of that is worth it for that level of education. Advice? Others choose DO over CRNA? Thanks in advance!