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PA vs NP
Sep 28, 2011
... 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)
PA vs NP
Aug 15, 2011
... A certified nurse practitioner can have a stand alone practice with no supervision by a physician. ... (3 replies)
... PA which sets guidelines for all PA schools. PA school is similar to an accerated medical school. ... (3 replies)

... JennyByc, 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)
... e..and several PA's. He needs and wants both. So does my rheumatologist. Many practices have both as both have training that differs and both are needed. And the PA has to have all scripts counter signed and the NP doesn't. ... (17 replies)
... The fundamental difference between PA's and NP's, as midlevel medical providers, is that the PA is able to work and switch to virtually any medical specialty area of practice while the NP is focused into a particular primary care area. ... (17 replies)
... The fundamental difference between PA's and NP's, as midlevel medical providers, is that the PA is able to work and switch to virtually any medical specialty area of practice while the NP is focused into a particular primary care area. ... (17 replies)
... I am an RN and work with both NP and PA. I too am torn between which path to go down. from my experience and research they are subtley different, but neither is "higher" than the other. PA's do have to work under a MD but they can write orders and prescribe drugs. They also have the added bonus of being able to assist in the OR, which unless you get certified as an RN first... (17 replies)
... Well congrats. to you. My son graduated nursing school 4 years ago and is an RN. As far as the difference I believe a NP can work alone where as a PA works under a Drs. supervision. Really both are great but think the NP has a bit more authority. Good luck in whatever you choose. ... (1 replies)
... Nurse practitioner vs physician assistant? ... (1 replies)
... 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. ... (17 replies)
... I actually believe that most PA programs are at the Master's degree level which means about six years of college if attend on a full-time basis. (17 replies)
... Can you make just as much with a bachelors in PA than masters? ... (17 replies)
... There may be more of a need for NP than PA though it can also depend on geographic location. ... (17 replies)
... The biggest difference in these two professions are the regulating boards of the state you are 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. ... (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)
... 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)
... Licensed nurse practitioners can have a stand alone practice with no physician supervising. A PA cannot. Perhaps the biggest difference. ... (17 replies)
... 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. ... (17 replies)
... There seems to be some confusion regarding PA's and CNA's. To clarify....You would not be able to choose a CNA over a PA because CNA's are not health care practitioners. They provide bedside care to patients under the direction of a licensed nurse. ... (7 replies)


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