Crna and Pa simultaneously?

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    Hypothetically, can one hold a crna license and a Pa license simultaneously? Is that possible or even allowed? I know they are two different model, but can one work as a Crna as a full-time job and as a Pa in say cardiology, part-time a few shifts a month? I know it would take additional schooling off course.
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    I dont know about your situation, but I have an instructor who is an NP in a private practice and who also works ER on the weekends.
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    Quote from itsnowornever
    I dont know about your situation, but I have an instructor who is an NP in a private practice and who also works ER on the weekends.
    I should say she works as an RN in the ER on weekends.
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    Interesting; thats somewhat akin to my query, however, Np and an Er nurse are under the same nursing model. I'm curious if it is possible to hold a license in a nursing and medical model simultaneously?
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    Yes you can. They are separate liceses. The question arrises as to why. Both are FULL TIME programs and are next to imposible to work at the same time. So your talking 4 years of school. Give or take. For that I'd just go to medical school and then you won't be limited.

    Both proffesions require a certain amount of patient contact hours to maintain your license.

    What will get you in trouble is the scope of practice for each. You limited by the job your in as well as the licence.

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    Hypothetically, can one hold a crna license and a Pa license simultaneously? Is that possible or even allowed? I know they are two different model, but can one work as a Crna as a full-time job and as a Pa in say cardiology, part-time a few shifts a month? I know it would take additional schooling off course.
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    for what I am guessing you want to do, you would be better off with a more common(but still not common) combo of the ACNP CRNA. If you have your heart set on it that would be more cost and time effective, you could take classes online for ACNP after CRNA school, but be prepared to explain what you would do with both credentials. PA schools would be very confused at why you would apply after being a CRNA, and if you did the other way around nursing schools would be confused as to why a PA was applying, so if you want both, ACNP and CRNA is what you should do. It would make more sense to pick one and do it.... but whatever floats your boat.

    P.S. Maybe do CRNA first so paying for tons of extra school won't even make you blink... ha.
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    Thanks for your reply.
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    no prob. I dont think there would be an issue with holding both licences, since they have fairly difference scopes, (unlike the issues an NP working as an RN can face) it would just be a big pain to do both full time programs
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    It could be very difficult to fulfill a full-time position in both areas, but I think it wouldn't be too bad if one was to work as a CRNA full-time and as an ACNP a few shifts a month in an ER setting. Thanks for the suggestion.


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