I'm not an NP or a NP candidate, however, in my area, NPs are working in CC units, trauma, transplant teams, etc. Admitting pts, writing orders, discharging pts, etc, making decisions, involved as a practitioner on the team. I find no difference in the MD or NP making decisions. NPs sign death certificates in my state, now.
There has been an increase in positions for NPs for running clinics, hospitalists and RFNAs...it really depends on the area.
I suggest researching the two programs, the job market, and the opportunities out their nationwide.
Even though I am not an NP candidate, it is my semi-retirement plan...what I see in my area is wonderful opportunities and scope of practice as an NP.
Best wishes on your decision!