Originally posted by PhePhe
Carolbelle: Pharmacists can go to school for 4 years for a BS or 5 years and get a PharmD. OT you say is 5 years. This adds fuel to the fire that a 4 year year degree should be the minimum qualification for RNs. Maybe that is why the pay remains low--AD, Diploma, or BSNs basically make the SAME salary. Many RNs do not have what is considered a "professional" 4 year degree.
While I may not agree with the facts of low Nursing pay:
From The US Labor Statistics BB:
The minimum length of postsecondary study currently accepted for a US Bachelor of Science of Pharmacy is five years of academic study.
The minimum length of study for a PharmD is two academic years of prepharmacy courses leading into four years of Pharmacy, which equals six years. In addition, many students opt for a Ph.D in Pharmacy or undergo an internship which may tack on a year or two (I know a couple).
In 1992, the majority of Accredited Schools of Pharmacy in the US voted to make the PharmD degree, the degree required to be a practicing pharmacist.
And, as of 2005, the BS in Pharmacy degree will no longer be offered.
Uuuhhh - sounds alot like 5-7 years to me...and quite soon to be at least six years minimum.
Please feel free to check the stats - they are easily available on the US Bureau of Labor BB.
And while you are at it, check on Physical Therapy requirements. The people I know from several Florida programs all went five years (FAMU).
Kind of resembles our "3 year long with prerequisites that we do not get credit for" Two year Associates in Science degree.
Of course, people that go to school that long (5 to 7 years) do not want to deal with the ........stuff...... that we do.
And...FYI..PhePhe, it is Carolina or Caroline or Caroladybelle.
Please be so kind as to use it.