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RN to MD - page 2

Do any of the readers or posters here actually know of anyone that went from RN to MD. I wanted to see how many people actually did this. Most people I know that went medical followed the PA route.... Read More

  1. Visit  kalevra profile page
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    Quote from Jean Marie46514
    Yes, i know a few doctors who were once nurses,
    and one of my best pals has a doctorate in nursing, does that count?
    That's great to hear.

    I was looking for RNs that became Physicians. Doctorate in nursing just isnt the same.

    I am very surprised to see so many people working with Physicians and Surgeons that were once RNs
  2. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from kalevra
    I was looking for RNs that became Physicians. Doctorate in nursing just isnt the same.
    Language counts. You are right, DNP/PhD/DNSc are not the same as MD/DO/DC ... but the people who earned them are all called "Doctor." You want physicians, ask for physicians.

    Also, the word "just" is a minimizer. I am sure you did not intend to somehow imply that a nursing doctorate is in any way inferior to any other kind of doctorate...not on a nursing forum, surely.
    Analea, sn14-17, inGod'stime, and 9 others like this.
  3. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
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    I work with a doc that started out as an orderly...to CNA.... To RN....to PA...... To MD. He is awesome. :-). I believe this was over the course of about 20 years.

    "No day but today"
  4. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
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    Quote from GrnTea

    Language counts. You are right, DNP/PhD/DNSc are not the same as MD/DO/DC ... but the people who earned them are all called "Doctor." You want physicians, ask for physicians.

    Also, the word "just" is a minimizer. I am sure you did not intend to somehow imply that a nursing doctorate is in any way inferior to any other kind of doctorate...not on a nursing forum, surely.
    Well she did say MD :-p

    "No day but today"
    Rayanne203, HM-8404, DizzyLizzyNurse, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
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    And "just isn't the same". Is much different from "just a NP"

    "No day but today"
    HM-8404 and N1colina like this.
  6. Visit  Kidrn911 profile page
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    Yes I worked with a few
  7. Visit  kirsnikity profile page
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    I know an anesthesiologist who was an L&D nurse before she went to med school. She wasn't married and had no kids when she made the career change.
    timmedico likes this.
  8. Visit  DoeRN profile page
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    If I were 10 years younger I would go to med school. My dad's best friend was an ER nurse first and went back and he is now a trauma surgeon. Super nice guy.
    CatRNMD, joanna73, timmedico, and 2 others like this.
  9. Visit  IndiCRNA profile page
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    I have 2 buddies I used to work with in the ICU who went to medical school (both D.O. programs). One is happy as a clam he did it (family practice) and the other one very much regrets it. (still a surgical resident) and wishes he had gone to anesthesia school instead.
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  10. Visit  hiddencatRN profile page
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    Quote from DoeRN
    If I were 10 years younger I would go to med school. My dad's best friend was an ER nurse first and went back and he is now a trauma surgeon. Super nice guy.
    Yeah, I've thought about it too. But I came to nursing late so haven't really established myself in one career or scratched the surface on all the student loans I have, plus the years of not contributing to retirement because I'm not working. It's definitely a long road....I don't think it really fits in with how I'd like my life to go at this point.
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  11. Visit  DoeRN profile page
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    Quote from hiddencatRN

    Yeah, I've thought about it too. But I came to nursing late so haven't really established myself in one career or scratched the surface on all the student loans I have, plus the years of not contributing to retirement because I'm not working. It's definitely a long road....I don't think it really fits in with how I'd like my life to go at this point.
    Me too unfortunately. I would be 50 after it's all said and done as far as actual med school, residency, pre-reqs. And by that age I want to be established and not have 100k or more in student loans. And I'm approaching that age at an alarming rate.
  12. Visit  IndiCRNA profile page
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    Quote from DoeRN
    If I were 10 years younger I would go to med school. My dad's best friend was an ER nurse first and went back and he is now a trauma surgeon. Super nice guy.
    Not me! I practice completly autonomously, my program was only 27 months long and about $40K, no residency required, and I make more than two thirds of the physicians in the hospital's group practice. Plus I get 2 weeks out of every 6 off. None of the physicians have it as good as we (the 3 CRNAs in our group) do and they know it.
  13. Visit  ian_onymous profile page
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    To be an MD is one of my dreams and my two uncles, who one is an orthopedic surgeon and one does family practice, serve as my inspiration. But they just want me to be in the nursing field for "less stress" work compared to doctors.


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