This is one of the reasons that steered me towards PA school (I am currently a PA student). The education model seemed to have more consistency between programs and more clinical hours. I was also attracted to the available and established, albeit somewhat limited, residency programs for PAs, which are generally between 9-18 months in length. I know these are slowly becoming more available for NPs too.
I was accepted to both PA schools
and a few direct entry NP programs (at some well respected institutions). VERY hard decision at the fork in the road. I chose PA for many more reasons stated here, but wanted to share since it is related to the original thread subject.
As far as taking over primary care, leave room at the table for PAs in the verbiage. We will be just as qualified as NPs to delivery primary care. NPs of course have the leg up in terms of independence, but there is always room for change.