If you could rewind and do it over again...

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    For any of you ARNP's or higher-level nursing degree nurses out there: if you could do it over again, would you still stick with Nursing, or would you jump right into being a PA? People ask me all the time, "why a nurse? why not be a PA?" I realize the first thing they are thinking of is money. I have asked the opinion of different ARNP's and have gotten a mixed bag of answers: "No, because you have to work under a Dr. and also pay more to write scripts per year", "Yes, because you can start earning really good money a lot faster"....

    What do you guys think?
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    I am not a NP but NPs are getting more and more autonomy these days... in the state of GA, NPs can open their own practices. I am actually looking into NP programs right now.

    If I had it to do all over again, I would have gone to Med School.
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    If I could rewind I probably would have went to med school.

    On some forum I was going to a lot of med students and doctors seem to be furious about the existence of NPs and in particular DNP's. Honestly, the more I read those forums, the more I want to pursue becoming an NP.
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    Quote from satritize
    If I could rewind I probably would have went to med school.

    On some forum I was going to a lot of med students and doctors seem to be furious about the existence of NPs and in particular DNP's. Honestly, the more I read those forums, the more I want to pursue becoming an NP.

    This..


    NPs will be the new family doctor's of the future. Family M.D. just has no money any more, and NPs will be happy with making 100,000+ a year. Mock my words, family doctors will be phased out. Only time will tell.
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    I'd do medical school right out of college out of high school the first time...which I didn't, wasted 8 years on technology career. If I had to repick my 2nd career, I would have chosen PT instead of RN/even NP.
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    Quote from RNbrent
    Mock my words, family doctors will be phased out.
    If you insist...

    (I just couldn't resist!)


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