Fellow NPs, I think this is coming soon. I know many NPs who are first assists right now. They do 95% of the surgery while the MD does the other 5%
However, the NPs I know are well trained to where they could easily do the other 5% of the surgery that the MD does currently
I think its time for our PAC and lobbying organizations to get behind this effort. Doing surgery has been part of nursing practice for a long time now, its time for the world to recognize that we NPs are surgeons too and we can do it just as well as the MDs, if not better.
We need to move on this issue.