For any of you ARNP's or higher-level nursing degree nurses out there: if you could do it over again, would you still stick with Nursing, or would you jump right into being a PA? People ask me all the time, "why a nurse? why not be a PA?" I realize the first thing they are thinking of is money. I have asked the opinion of different ARNP's and have gotten a mixed bag of answers: "No, because you have to work under a Dr. and also pay more to write scripts per year", "Yes, because you can start earning really good money a lot faster"....
Just wanted to know your opinions. I haven't decided whether I want to go the PA or ARNP route yet. I'm just getting started. But right now, one of those is my ultimate goal.
Happy New Year everyone!