I'm a BSN student who became fascinated with orthopedics from multiple visits to the hospital and interacting with NP's and orthopedic Doctors. i broke my right tibia twice the first time when i was 9 (soccer) and a second time when i was 16 (wrestling) these specialist treated me so well and professional over the period of 5 months that i spent with them when i was 16, my tibia completely snapped so the healing process alone took 4 months. Orthropedic doc is out of the question i just don't have enough money and patience to to go through so much years of schooling, so i was wondering if NP operated similar to an orthro doc or is he/she purely an assistant to the doc. I really want to go into the field and any response from a NP that specialize in Orthropedics would be highly appreciated just give me a full job description of what you do on a daily basis. i checked on wiki but the description was quite vague, also anybody that work with these people can feel free to respond.
please and thanks