RN to MD - page 2

by kalevra

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


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    I know two MDs who were nurses. One a cardiologist on one a colorectal surgeon. Both are wonderful and treat the pts like real people.
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    I worked with one, and while she was great with her patients (compassion, education), she LOVED to micro manage the nurses...in a very, very condescending way. I was glad when she moved.
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    Yes, i know a few doctors who were once nurses,
    and one of my best pals has a doctorate in nursing, does that count?
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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
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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.
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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"
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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"
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    And "just isn't the same". Is much different from "just a NP"

    "No day but today"
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    Yes I worked with a few
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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.
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