I was wondering if you were furthering your career in the Medical field which would you choose. I know I'm working on my RN(ADN) b/c of my situration is better to take the short cut. But I always wanted to be a doctor and PA/NP is close to it. Here in Minneapolis they have GREAT PA program but I don't know about NP.
Just personally which one and why?
Thanks from the twin cities
Mar 25, '06
It may be "politically correct" to say the NPs are INDEPENDENT and PAs DEPENDENT, but it really means nothing. The comparison you want to make instead of the one stated above is whether or not you want to learn clinical education in the nursing model (taught by nurses) or the medical model (taught by physicians). If you have always wanted to be a physician, it seems like the PA route would be more for you, but I would advise you to shadow both...."simply said"
Last edit by Jengirl18 on Mar 25, '06