Looking back.. any regrets as NP instead of PA? - page 2

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From your personal experience, have any of you NP wished you went the PA route? I'm having the hardest time deciding but I'm leaning towards NP because I know it's easier to get accepted into a program. However I actually am... Read More


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    Quote from ChristineN
    Honestly I am an FNP student and am wondering if I will regret doing the FNP track as my current area of interest for specialization is ER, which I do not think my FNP program will adequately prepare me for. Even though I am considering doing an ACNP certificate post-graduation, I still worry that a PA may be more competitive in the ER.
    Are you working as an RN in the ER currently or have you previously? I had ER and urgent care experience as an RN, and I had an offer to work in the ER right after graduation because of this. Also, you may be able to do a certain number of your clinical hours in one of these settings, so check with your clinical instructor. You may have to set up these types of clinicals yourself, but it is worth it if this is your passion (do a little networking in your area).
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    Quote from NPjh
    Are you working as an RN in the ER currently or have you previously? I had ER and urgent care experience as an RN, and I had an offer to work in the ER right after graduation because of this. Also, you may be able to do a certain number of your clinical hours in one of these settings, so check with your clinical instructor. You may have to set up these types of clinicals yourself, but it is worth it if this is your passion (do a little networking in your area).
    I start an ER RN job next month, and currently work as a float RN, which includes frequent assignments in the ER. I am looking into setting up a clinical rotation in the ER, although not sure who to contact. I guess I have some work to do...


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