A certified nurse anesthetists is the only type of nurse I would even consider going into for medical experience. I was talking about this with my Mom and she agreed. At the Naval Hospital here, I've seen way too many ER nurses get treated like crap. I met a real nice nurse at the pain management clinic get completely bossed around by the doctors in disrespectful way (I felt that way).
I don't have the patience to take crap from doctors. And it's not because I don't know how to follow either. But in most circumstances, if given the choice or if I have the knowledge, I rather be the leader.