I appreciate that they (NPs in particular) were the ones who kind of started a trend in my place toward things like obtaining samples themselves in obvious situations. For example, something that was technically fine but always annoying was when the docs would go in and work with a kid (say an infant) to check the back of his/her throat, then walk out an put in an order for a throat swab. BTW, the swabs have always been right next to the tongue depressors. NPs in particular seem to have realized that it makes a great deal of sense to look at the throat and swab it on the same occasion, or at the very least grab a nurse to come in and get the sample during the provider exam.
That said, personally if I had to choose I would prefer providers focus on functioning at the provider level. It's unsettling when we have all the RN things to do and then have a lot of issues with inappropriate/incomplete provider assessments and/or orders to worry about - which, I have seen a little more with the NPs (and PAs) than the docs. It makes it hard not to second-guess everything and things just seem more chaotic. Does that make sense? I guess my ideal situation would be for me to do my role the best I can, you do yours the best you can, and whenever we can coordinate/work together/help each other - great.
Congrats and good luck with your new position!