From their own hateful document (with excessive quotation marks and all)...
" Whereas, Confusion, injury and a breakdown of quality medical care would result from persons not trained as medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy misrepresenting themselves as "doctors" in clinical settings; and
Whereas, The American Association of Colleges of Nursing plans to convert its advance nurse practice degree from master's programs to "Doctor of Nursing Practice" (DNP) by the year 2015; and
Whereas, Four such "doctoral" nurse anesthesia programs currently are offered in the United States and more are planned; and
Whereas, The Nurse Anesthesia Accreditation Council has mandated doctoral training for all nurse anesthetists by the year 2015; and
Whereas, At least one of the DNP programs is advertising its programs as "similar in concept to practice doctorates in other professions such as medicine (MD), law (JD), and dentistry (DDM)"; and
Whereas, The quality of care rendered by individuals with a nurse doctoral degree is not equivalent to that of a physician (MD or DO); and
Whereas, Nurses and other non-physician providers who hold doctoral degrees and identify themselves to patients as "doctors" will create confusion, jeopardize patient safety and erode the trust inherent in the true patient-physician relationship; and
Whereas, Patients led to believe that they are receiving care from a "doctor," who is not a physician (MD or DO), but who is a DNP may put their health at risk; therefore be it..."