psychonaut 6,695 Views
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Thanks OhWhyLorelei! I am happy to see that know that your perceptions are healthy ones! You Rock Too!
The NP programs I am familar with require pathophysiology and pharmacology (the rest of the sciences are prerequisites taken at the undergraduate level). Those two classes are integrated into medical school as well as MANY others. Med students take at the doctorate level (and PA students at the master's level usually) anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, microbiology, biochemistry, physical diagnosis, lectures in all areas, and clinicals in all areas. NP school is missing the vast majority of those didactic science courses at the graduate level.
When did I ever say that if you take 2 courses in medical school that you are fully equipped to start treating patients? I'd appreciate you not putting words in my mouth. I simply stated that very very few MSN courses are directly applicable to the courses taken in medical school.
And you apparently have no idea what MSTs do so as I can't even remember the last time I took a warm blanket to someone - that's what the nurse aides are for.
Its all semantics... lets stop sniveling about what were are called and just do our jobs as nurses. You guys can be such girls at times.
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