Hi all. I am in my second semester of an FNP program. I have worked around many many NP's during my RN career and never noticed them being treated differently among providers. As I have looked into the "climate" regarding NP practice, I have noted this strongly negative view being spewed from physicians and their advocacy groups. These usually regard the lack of training and safety issues with NP's (always without evidence-based research to support the claims) as reasons to discredit practice.
My question for you working NP's: do you feel respected in your profession? Do you feel like you are allowed to work within the full scope of you knowledge? Thanks in advance!
TraumaRU's: Most of what I have come across is the PA profession stating that since our training and education are similar, NP's should not be independent practitioners but require oversight by a physician.
Last edit by KansasFNP on Mar 22, '13
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