does a NP average more money than a PA? can NP's work w/out a docs oversight? - page 2

i heard NP's make more than PA's on average and can work in many states, without a docs supervision? true?... Read More

  1. by   foxyhill21
    Under one of the forums in CRNA, a person posted this information about salaries and I have found it very beneficial. This will tell the salaries for NPs, OT, PT and PA.

    http://www.cejkasearch.com/compensa...tion_survey.htm
  2. by   Danielle4
    Quote from patnshan
    Hi,

    I do not use both licenses. I keep the RN license so I can tell the RN's that I am an RN :chuckle No, really, I feel it's something I've earned, and may need to use it someday (like to get into a DNP program if they take over the medical world, which I doubt ) It also really does help me in my interaction with both RN's and NP's. They respect me a bit more because of it, I think.

    The BSN is a GREAT preparation for entering a PA or NP program, however you can get into a PA program with bachelor's in other fields and/or significant medical experience. This can be in any area.

    I feel that having been trained in both the medical and nursing model has helped me a great deal. I can teach patients both aboout the actual disease process (medicine) and how to deal with it from a social standpoint, etc. (nursing). All the RN's I know that have become PA's are extremely well prepared, especially when they've had actual nursing experience. Again though, it is not a substitute for rigorous training in diagnosing and treating disease in your NP or PA program.

    In my state, all you have to do is pay your $75 every two years, and you are active with your RN license. IMHO, that has to change. One should need to be practicing in some capacity to keep a license. That would require some of the old folks in my nursing program to actually know what they are talking about in terms of patient care. Of course, I feel that being a PA would qualify me

    Good Luck,
    Pat

    Pat, I really admire you for having done both perspectives as a nurse and as a PA. I would definitely would be one of your patients!
  3. by   traumaRUs
    I work in central IL and work with some RN's that are PA's also. They are tremendous and huge help to getting patients through the system.
  4. by   Danielle4
    one of the girls I am going to PA school with is an RN and has been a nurse for a long time. I am sure I will be learning a lot of things from her while we are classmates.
  5. by   patnshan
    Quote from Danielle4
    Pat, I really admire you for having done both perspectives as a nurse and as a PA. I would definitely would be one of your patients!
    Thanks! You don't want to be my patient, as you'd have to be admitted to the hospital :wink2:

    Take care,

    Pat

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