What do you think about nurses and PA's being called "Doctor"? - page 7

I am wondering what everyone thinks about Physician Assistants and Nurses with Doctorate degrees being called "Doctor"? I ask because there have been several times in the last few years that I... Read More

  1. by   Thighmaster
    Quote from realmaninuniform
    As it pertains to PA's, I have yet to meet a "doctor" of Physician Assistance. IMHO a PA, is just that. An assistant. The one's I have had the "pleasure" of working with as a nurse in ED, weren't a few cm's from their smart phone and apps to tell them what to do at all times, and almost always had to verify everything with the attending.

    NP'S are much more autonomous and less medical/industrial/military complex driven. Again, this is just my HO.
    I came upon this post more than a year late unfortunately, but as a nurse who became a PA, I want Mr. realmaninuniform to know that your remarks about PAs, not to mention PTs, are incredibly out of line.
  2. by   sammiesmom
    I want to get my NP and I'd tell patients to call me Master. End of discussion.
  3. by   Thighmaster
    Quote from sammiesmom
    I want to get my NP and I'd tell patients to call me Master. End of discussion.
    Love it.

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