physasst

physasst

Member Member
  • 62

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 2,471

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

physasst's Latest Activity

  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  1. physasst

    AACN...

    Had breakfast with Polly Bednash, who is the Executive Director of the AACN, the current president and CEO of the AAMC, and my friend, and colleague, VP of the AAPA Bill Fenn. What a wonderful lady. We had some great discussions, we discussed the DN...
  2. physasst

    Emergency Room NPs?

    Wait, you have to staff with an attending???? Really? I work at three different ED's, and I only staff cases when I feel I need to. In fact, the one ED I work in doesn't even have any physicians on site. It's soley PA's at this point in time. Alth...
  3. physasst

    Doctoral degree to become an NP???

    Yep, and anecdotally at least, I have had several RN's, probably 4 or 5 come up to me over the past several months asking for more information about PA school, as they don't want to complete the DNP. Although, for one of them, they were more attracte...
  4. physasst

    What needs to be done after graduation?

    Amen, sister, amen. You are preaching to the choir here.
  5. physasst

    ACNP or PA in the ED

    Nah, in the ED, I am treated as a colleague, NOT a subordinate, which seems to be the case in some of the other departments. I have complete authority to order, admit, consult, whatever. Many, if not most, of my patients only see me, and after so man...
  6. physasst

    Doctoral degree to become an NP???

    Ahhh, yes, the stem cell research position statement debate......I agree, that was worst. I don't mind the 10 year re-cert discussion, as I actually agree with that personally.
  7. physasst

    ACNP or PA in the ED

    See, in our ER, I have full admitting, consulting and ordering privileges. I get treated as a colleague, and not a subordinate, however, I have friends in other departments, and I know that it is dramatically different in other areas. Many of my pati...
  8. physasst

    Doctoral degree to become an NP???

    when i refer to poorly planned, i mean that it could have been executed better, and i am referring to this in his statement: but back to the dnp. what is sad is that the dnp is not standardized, and in many educational programs it is not a clinica...
  9. physasst

    ACNP or PA in the ED

    Well, in Minnesota, PA's and I believe NP's can do the same things, neither of us can be completely independent, and both of us have similar prescriptive authority (II-V). Mayo has slightly more conservative policies regarding "midlevels" and whi...
  10. physasst

    Doctoral degree to become an NP???

    i would say, that i disagree with parts of mr mittman's assertions as well. i don't believe that we will be "forced" to have them. i agree with him that the dnp was poorly planned and is not being executed well. i also agree with him that joint resid...
  11. physasst

    ACNP or PA in the ED

    Well, we have ONE ACNP in our ER.....we have six full time PA's, and then several PRN PA's as well. Our NP is having to complete her FNP training as well, as she will have to see peds patients soon, so that seems like a lot of extra work to me. Ou...
  12. physasst

    Doctoral degree to become an NP???

    Dave Mittman is one of the most respected clinicians, in both PA and NP circles. I don't know him really well, as he is not really active in the AAPA anymore, but he was a founder of the ACC, The Clinical Advisor Journal, as well as many other projec...
  13. physasst

    Doctoral degree to become an NP???

    This was a well worded post. Others on here continue to try and slam ANYONE who questions the validity, or necessity of the DNP. It's kinda sad, because there have been several physicians on here, and they continue to get mocked as well. Many sta...
  14. physasst

    discussion regarding education of NP (DNP) and PA compared to MD/DO

    Yeah, I had an interesting conversation with one of our ER docs today. Was talking about a smaller ER that I moonlight at, that has been the subject of a lot of state and national attention, as there is NO physician on duty. It is staffed and run com...
  15. physasst

    discussion regarding education of NP (DNP) and PA compared to MD/DO

    Well, Arizona must have different regulatory bodies. Here in Minnesota, there is the Board of Medical Practice which regulates physicians, PA's, and virtually everyone who isn't a nurse, and then there is the Minnesota Board of Nursing. I am oppos...