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 Post subject: PA or NP
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:45 pm 
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I'm wondering what the difference is between a Nurse Practitioner and a Physician's Assistant? What is the difference in schooling/college? I would think that the PA would have more college experience?


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 Post subject: Re: PA or NP
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:48 pm 
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That is a great question, I don't really know the answer. I'm thinking a NP would have a lot of education too, but I would think it would be more nursing. I think the PA would have more education than a NP - but I'm not sure.


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 Post subject: Re: PA or NP
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:36 am 
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I was wondering this exact same thing. My grandmother always sees the nurse practitioner and then sometimes the doctor. I did a little research and found that a Nurse Practitioner(NP) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who has completed graduate-level education . Additional APRN roles include the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)s, CNMs, and CNSs.

That was a new one on me.


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 Post subject: Re: PA or NP
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:36 am 
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An NP is basically a doctor. There is not much of a difference between the two anymore. I will guarantee in 30 years, your family doctor will be gone and you will see an NP.

A PA is not independent like an NP is. A PA must be supervised by an MD. An NP has full autonomy with prescriptions, etc.


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