I don't know what school you went to. Perhaps one that wasn't very good, judging by your attitude and lack of ability to think logically. Or even to do any research to back up your claims and provide citations. You also seem to think it is ok to make sweeping generalizations based on anecdotal evidence (your school).
1. This is why I say most NPs (not NP students) have RN experience - because RN experience was a requirement in many programs until relatively recently. Therefore, we have a large population of NPs practicing now that completed their MSN when RN experience was a requirement. I did try to find the % of current NP students that have RN experience, but was unable to find this information. See, unlike you, I actually perform research.
2. I can see how you might find one of my arguments inconsistent. Let's look at this more closely. PA schools require 1,000 hours of clinical experience before starting PA school (CNA, tech, EMT, RN, volunteer, etc). However, PA students do not have to have a BSN or other clinical education equivalent. NP students must have a BSN or a direct entry MSN prior to applying to NP school.
3. Let's take case 1 = Jane. Jane completed a BSN program (1,000 clinical hours). She then worked as an RN for 1 year before starting NP school (2,000 paid clinical hours). Her Primary Care FNP program required 700 clinical hours. Therefore, upon completing her MSN, Jane has 1700 academic clinical hours and 2000 RN clinical hours = 3700 clinical hours, certainly comparable to a new grad PA.
4. Let's take case 2 = Amy. Amy completed a BSN program (1,000 clinical hours). She then went into an MSN NP program in Primary Care FNP (700 clinical hours). So, 1,700 clinical hours before starting NP practice. Yes, less hours than a new grad PA. So, see below for further analysis.
5. PA schools generally provide 1500 to 2000 clinical hours, but they also cover everything - acute care, primary care, women's health, peds, geriatrics, etc. NP schools require specialization. So, a primary care FNP is not going to do any acute care clinical hours, and so forth. So I fail to see how PA schools are superior for a given specialization.
6. I am not aware of any studies indicating PAs provide superior care to NPs. Over 100 studies demonstrate NPs provide care quality equivalent to, or better than, MDs. Do you think PAs provide care better than MDs? I ask this because that is the logical extension of your argument. If A = B, and B = C, then A = C.
7. At Johns Hopkins, in my class, about 1/2 the students in the NP programs had worked as RNs prior to starting the NP school. JHUSON does NOT recommend that NP students work. Med school and PA schools are also designed as full time programs and they are very clear about that. That said, at JHUSON, the first semester is purely didactic, so some students did work. However, once clinicals start, it is extremely difficult to work more than 10 - 15 hours per week, as the academics are so demanding, in addition to 16-20 hours clinical per week. So most of the NP students who were working as RNs at JHUSON, either quit working or dropped to part time work. Remember, if an NP student does not perform satisfactorily in school, no matter how wonderful an RN he/she is, then that student will not graduate to become an NP. No ticket, no wash.