Should I go Physician's Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in KY? - page 2

Hi! I'm graduating high school this fall, and my dream is to become one of these. I would love to work in primary care/vs hospital. I want to work in a pediatric doctor's office(9-5) I am trying to decide which would be the... Read More

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    In KY PA's cannot prescribe controlled substances- they can however prescribe anything else. I am a pharmacy tech and am familiar with prescription authority. NP's do have a DEA number and as was stated can write for limited amounts of narcotics. That being said, in many other states NP and PA prescriptive authority is the same and they can both write for narcotics. I honestly think the roles are very similar and the preparation and schooling is the big difference.

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