Hey Rn's,,do you ever wish you had done physical therapy instead? - page 4

do you ever wish you had been a pta or pt instead? fall is coming up and i can't decide on adn/rn or pta. talk to me.....thanks...... Read More

  1. by   silverbat
    On what exactly, do you base your statement that ADN level RNs are not considered nurses anymore? We pass the same NCLEX that BSN nurses do and in most areas are just a easily hired!! Your statement was offensive.
    Last edit by silverbat on Jan 27 : Reason: Explanation
  2. by   silverbat
    this is in response to RN 47. I forgot to hit quote button.
  3. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from silverbat
    this is in response to RN 47. I forgot to hit quote button.
    RN47 hasn't stopped by for about seven years. You might want to pick someone else to debate with.
  4. by   brownbook
    A casual acquaintance I met said there was talk of requiring PT's to need Ph D's!
  5. by   KelRN215
    Quote from Orange.M
    Hi I'm a newbie here. My daughter is eyeing on pursuing PT or Nursing this coming 2018. We're here in Cavite, Philippines. It's close to Manila. I'm the mom. My kiddo has applied to several good nursing schools in Manila, mostly state universities and public colleges as we can't afford the expensive private universities. I spoke to my aunt in Maryland just few hours ago. I told her about my kiddo's plan. She told my daughter to choose PT instead of nursing. Because nursing course will be repeated anyway if she reaches USA, and it's too costly. She said PT takes 2 years and my kiddo will be up and running and it's not that costly to pursue. I will read more of the pros & cons of these 2 courses later here. Well it's 2018 January now. I wonder how has these 2 careers have changed or not changed; which one is more practical to pursue weighing all the pros and cons. We're still here in the Philippines and might take another 5 yrs (2023-2024 maybe) before my kiddo can get the RN or PT license and starts seriously working hopefully to get that "hospital experience" here in Manila or nearby towns and cities. Please share your thoughts. Thanks!
    Here in the US, PT is a graduate program and takes longer than nursing. In my state, PTs must obtain a doctorate.
  6. by   KelRN215
    Quote from brownbook
    A casual acquaintance I met said there was talk of requiring PT's to need Ph D's!
    Not PhDs but DPT- Doctor of Physical Therapy. This is a requirement in my state.
  7. by   Lisacar130
    No, I have heard you need a doctorates in PT just to get a job. Plus, nursing has many different fields... from hospital to school nursing to working for an insurance company over the phone. PT doesn't have that much range.
  8. by   HelloWish
    I worked with PT one day as part of my training and was BORED OUT OF MY MIND! Way too much education for what they do!
  9. by   mrsjcmwhite
    Right what a crock of ca ca I get so sick of the ADN BSN Nurse BS... our starting pay is the same and I can run circles around many BSN nurses! Stop it you sound stupid!
  10. by   Miiki
    I work closely with the physical therapists and occupational therapists (they function the same in our NICU). While I respect them and enjoy working with them, I've never wanted to be one.


    Edit: Way to dig up a SUPER old post. 7 year late reply.
    Last edit by Miiki on Mar 4

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