I am still unsure of the exact differences between an RN and an NP. I understand that an NP can teach, since they have their master's degree, but after doing some research online, their duties seem similar to an RN's.
The part about being an NP that I dread is doing minor surgeries. I read online that an NP is able to do this, but I just don't think that I would be able to handle it. Is doing minor surgeries a big part of the job? Is there any way to get around this? I want to be either a PNP or an FNP. I would also like to teach, so that's why I want to pursue the NP route. I am just curious to know the real differences between an RN and an NP though, since they seem like similar jobs. I know that an NP is an advanced level of an RN, but just don't understand where the "advanced" part comes into effect.