I noticed a thread that was talking about when people ask why study to be a nurse instead of a doctor. I get that too, but I also get people say that I should be a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. I have my reasons for choosing BSN/ RN such as the need for RNs, RN is a bachelor degree ( from what I understand PA is only a certificate and NP is a masters degree), there are many different options on type of nursing jobs, etc. I was wondering if you all had considered these other options and if so what were your thoughts. Also, are any of you working towards becoming a nurse practitioner? I was just wondering what you all thought. Thanks in advance for your input.