NP autonomy in the ED setting - page 2

by emsst10

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As an FNP student, I have had the opportunity to spend a signifigant amount of my clinical time in the ED setting- mainly with NP's and PA's. I am considering going into the ED post graduation but have noticed that NP's in this... Read More


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    Agreed, a PA would cover all of the roles you are interested in! The nice thing about the PA is that it's pretty broad in scope - kind of like the BSN is. You go to clinicals in a variety of settings and come out as a type of generalist able to work anywhere. The ER and primary care are similar in a lot of ways, so you could easily bounce from one to the other IMO.

    The good thing about the NP is that most NPs are experienced nurses who have a good idea what they want to do. If you were a nurse already, I'd tell you to go the FNP route.

    I'd go with whichever program is cheaper! LOL - where I live, the NP is about $15-20K and the PA is $150k, not the other way around!
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    Hi Christen -- I'm not allowed to send private messages (not enough posts). I asked you a few questions in this thread. Check it out and respond if you have the opportunity: http://allnurses.com/nurse-practitio...712-page2.html


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