Any NP programs that use the medical model?

  1. 0 I am a pretty big fan of the medical model, but I wouldn't want to be a PA. I've been told there are CRNA schools that teach outside the nursing model. Are there NP programs that do this as well?
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  4. Visit  KristinWW profile page
    Summit, I wondered the same. I know in CA, NPs and PAs are being trained together. No additional information, sorry!
  5. Visit  SycamoreGuy profile page
    I have yet to hear a clear distinction between the nursing model and the medical model. However, if you have some intrensic inclination to the medical model, I too have heard of programs that teach NPs and PAs together.
  6. Visit  mzaur profile page
    The medical model is biological, while the nursing model is biopsychosocial. No, you won't find any NP programs who use the medical model. If you prefer it, then go to medical or PA school
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  7. Visit  icecreamcake profile page
    I am curious as to why you do not want to be a PA?
  8. Visit  SummitRN profile page
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    I am curious as to why you do not want to be a PA?
    Since I'm a BSN RN, more prereqs for PA, less autonomy as a PA
  9. Visit  icecreamcake profile page
    that's understandable, though I think autonomy depends on what state you work in as each have different laws. Each (NP and PA) have their pros/cons, I'm debating on which route I want to take.

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