PA vs. NP

  1. Hi everybody,

    This looks like a great forum. I'm currently at the crossroads of choosing either PA or NP. I've been working in an ICU for awhile and some experience as an EMT.

    I was wondering if any of you went through the same type of debate?

    From observation it seems as if NP's have more freedom atleast in the Critical Care, EMS, Trauma Arena? Also it looks like the pay is the same too anyway?

    Kind Regards Everyone,


    MB
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   decartes
    I too came to this crossroad and easily chose the nursing route. There seems to be more requirements for PA school rather than NP school. I have also heard that the NP approach to patient care is more preferred by patients (if they can really tell the diffrence).



    Quote from catamounts303
    Hi everybody,

    This looks like a great forum. I'm currently at the crossroads of choosing either PA or NP. I've been working in an ICU for awhile and some experience as an EMT.

    I was wondering if any of you went through the same type of debate?

    From observation it seems as if NP's have more freedom atleast in the Critical Care, EMS, Trauma Arena? Also it looks like the pay is the same too anyway?

    Kind Regards Everyone,


    MB
  4. by   suzanne4
    Pleae, please just do a search on this forum. There are already hundreds of threads on this same topic.

    And WELCOME to Allnurses.com.
  5. by   sirI
    Quote from catamounts303
    hi everybody,

    this looks like a great forum. i'm currently at the crossroads of choosing either pa or np. i've been working in an icu for awhile and some experience as an emt.

    i was wondering if any of you went through the same type of debate?

    from observation it seems as if np's have more freedom atleast in the critical care, ems, trauma arena? also it looks like the pay is the same too anyway?

    kind regards everyone,


    mb
    hello, catamounts and welcome to allnurses.com

    try these threads found here at allnurses.com

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/futu...on-123269.html

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/np-a...le-118427.html

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/fnp-vs-pa-107871.html

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/does...ht-101396.html

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f34/pas-...-er-89616.html
    Last edit by sirI on Nov 29, '05

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