I hear the AMA is in chicago so IL is really behind when it comes to promoting the profession of NPs. Does it seem like in the future (next 10 yrs say) that it will become more progressive at all? I just don't understand, don't NPs lower the cost for the healthcare system? They just seem like such a wonderful alternative for many pts. Thanks!
(psst...i just started my bsn nursc classes last wk & am thrilled that I'm that much closer to being a nurse like the rest of you!!!!!
Sep 2, '06
Quote from jov
Let me enlighten you. The NP's take business from doctors. Are you in favor of LPN's and CNA's doing the work of RN's?
I wouldn't want my job to be threatened but w/ the nursing shortage I would definitely be in favor of CNAs & LPNs doing jobs they are trained for. Isn't that what CNAs do? They do some of the basic stuff that RNs can do but are there to help out w/ better healthcare delivery? My professor said there's a shortage of family practice docs (that's why my friend in med school got a full ride-she wants to be a fam doc). Don't NPs help in that they take care of some of the more "basic" stuff docs can do???
I'm definitely not attacking your post. I completely understand what you're saying. I guess I'm just figuring out the if this than why not that's of the limited knowledge I know about this topic. Just trying to sort it out. Thanks for your perspective (honestly!...ugh, I hate how posting/emails can be easily misread b/c of the lack of non-verb comm! I feel like it seems that i'm rebuttling your post when I'm not).
I've had a few docs that drilled w/ me in the navy tell me they love NPs & that there should be more of them. That was nice to hear from them.
One more Q on NPs----- what is the difference in the scope of an NP & a family doc???? I heard that NPs can only prescribe certain meds. Thanks guys!
Last edit by crazylilkelly on Sep 2, '06
Sep 10, '06
the original discussion was "why would the AMA not be in favor of NP's" and what is trying to be shown is the AMA (as representing MD's) fears losing ground in its MD territory just as RN's fear losing ground in nursing territory. Different scopes of practice among all, true, but the nursing shortage brings up the question why not just increase the scope of practice of LPN's and CNA's. So we can have "aides" that hand out medication because we all know what is the big deal about handing out a pill?
otherwise, maybe you can share why the AMA balks at NP's? I am interested in your slant on it.
Last edit by jov on Sep 10, '06