... exactly. The biggest difference. Because of this, the perception of NPs is more prestigious. Unfortunately many people don't understand the role of a PA, which is very important one too. (17 replies)
... Nurse Practitioner vs Physician Assistant! whats the difference between these two? ... (13 replies)
... Nurse practitioner vs physician assistant? ... (1 replies)
... QUOTE=Phillydude2011;4260572]They do not have less schooling... All PAs have bachelors degrees and goto graduate school. 99% of them are masters. The licensing is the same in every state. As far as practicing medicine, PAs have superior training. PAs are trained by doctors. PA school is a shortened medical school. NPs are great practitioners but the training is more... (17 replies)
... re in. CNP do have prescribing authority as do PA in most staes both have to be signed by a physician within a certain amount of time. A cnp or advanced practice nurse has at least a masters and many you will find hold doctorates and can bill for services independently of a physician, diagnose, treat, etc etc. ... (17 replies)
... I agree. The nurse practitioner in my family I would not trust to "tap" my knee joints and remove fluid but the PA's in my ortho's office do it better than the doc himself! ... (17 replies)
... Licensed nurse practitioners can have a stand alone practice with no physician supervising. A PA cannot. Perhaps the biggest difference. ... (17 replies)
... I work with both PAs and Nurse Practitioners and from my experience, the nurse practitioners hold a higher degree of schooling and experience. ... (17 replies)
... I have a nurse practitioner in the family and I know she has a Master's degree in nursing and in a specific field. They can practice on their own and can prescribe on their own. ... (17 replies)
... what is the difference between a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician Assistant? ... (17 replies)
... or family. Even doctor's answer to somebody. As far as NP's needing doctorates why not just go to medical school instead of developing Dr. nurse complexes. Remember fields often educate themselves out of a job. ... (13 replies)
... Well actually there is a little more to being a nurse practitioner than previously stated. ... (13 replies)
... GYN...etc. And yes they can prescribe medications. Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who choose to continue their education. Their education takes place in nursing schools. ... (13 replies)
... while a nurse practitioner uses more of a nursing model, this does not mean that they are providing the patient with the "nursing" services that you would think of in a hospital. ... (13 replies)
... A physician assistant and a nurse practitioner are essentialy the same. The differance is mostly the medical model they follow. ... (13 replies)
... s Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner is that a Nurse Practitioner requires a Masters Degree. ... (13 replies)
... Nurse Practicioners are advanced practice nurses...with master's degrees. (13 replies)
... A physicians Assistant is someone who goes to Medical School and doesn't do an internship. They are doctors and can prescribe medications. I always call them "doctors who don't have stress" (due to not going for the internship part).My primary care is a physician assistant-she's excellent. She evem does gynechological exams, PAP tests.
Nurse Practitioner, I do not know. I... (13 replies)
I appreciate your insights into the difference between the two.
Does the added autonomy of the NP translate into more job openings?
My brother is a PA-C and can't seem to find work, but he's tied to a family in a major metropolitan area.
I believe employment will be a more important factor than "average" salary in the coming years.
What is your insight into... (17 replies)
... Actually, there are state to state differences in the amount of autonomy allowed to PA's and nurse practitioners. In Minnesota where I live, neither PA's or CNP's are required to have prescriptions they write cosigned by a physician. ... (3 replies)