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    Anyone NOT have enough exp before NP school?

    All I did was repond to a post that questioned why the writer could advance more quickly as a PA vs a NP. As I stated, I thought a joined a forum for nurses. I will not post again. These two PA's did not like what I had to say and ganged up on me.
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    Anyone NOT have enough exp before NP school?

    Takeback, I see that you are also a PA. What are you doing on a nursing forum?
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    Anyone NOT have enough exp before NP school?

    David, what is it about the fact that I live in Florida that you find so amusing. I thought that my post would anger some people and even stated so. If you are suggesting that the function of PA's in the state of Florida is any different than I stated in my post, you are incorrect. According to the State of Florida Dept. of Professional Regulation "A PA may be delegated tasks within his/her supervising physician's scope of practice". No PA in the state of Florida can practice independently. Every PA must be supervised by a licensed physician who assumes responsibilty for all medical services provided by said PA. In fact, in all 50 states, DC and the US territories. PA's can only work with physician supervision. Furthermore the AAPA's definition of the duty of PA's states " Physician Assistants are healthcare professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision". There is no confusion on my part regarding the education and responsibilities of NP's and PA's. While both are certainly refered to as MLP's, the scope of practice and responsibilities of each profession are vastly different. I joined this forum to have intelligent discussions with other nurses who are respectful of each other. We are all entitled to our opinions. I certainly did not expect to be insulted by a PA on "allnurses.com". www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/PhysAsst/info_faq.doc http://ssaapa.aapa.org/prepa/pafaq.htm
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    James Woods, Actor Sues Hospital, Warwick, RI

    Elkpark, in order to determine hospital liability, all other factors have to be determined nonessential to this patient's death. I am not excusing the (alleged)poor care administered by this hosptial. I am simplying saying that that other factors may have contributed to Mr. Wood's untimely death. Mr. Woods died 86 minutes after having the EKG. The question presented in this case is, could cardiac monitoring have saved this man's life. Anyway we look at it, this is a hypothetical case. Had Mr. Woods been placed on a monitor, had he received better nursing care (one-on-one), had the steps for PTCA been initiated upon the EKG results, would the outcome have been different? This was a very sick man. His disease was chronic and even if he was receiving the best medical care, the probability that he would have died that day is very high. Mr Woods came to the ER with a sore throat and up to a point he was refusing medical care. He was apparently unaware of how ill he was. Certainly a jury will consider how Mr. Woods own actions may have contributed to his death.
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    James Woods, Actor Sues Hospital, Warwick, RI

    You have misinterpreted what I said. As I stated in my previous post, it can NOT be argued that the hospital failed to provide adequate care. I am suggesting that Mr. Woods had chronic problems and while reports do not go into detail regarding the health history he provided the hospital, it certainly appears he was not being treated for heart disease elsewhere. This gentleman died of advanced coronary artery disease which did not develop overnight. We are all accountable for our own health and had Mr. Woods been receiving routine medial care, it is very likely his heart disease would not have progressed to the point he died in the hallway of an ER.
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    James Woods, Actor Sues Hospital, Warwick, RI

    There seems to be no question that Mr. Woods suffered a fatal arrythmia and that his death was a direct result of his advanced coronary artery disease. While it is hard to argue that he received even adequate care , what about patient accountability? Ultimately people are responsible for their own health and this man died of severe heart disease. Doctors and nurse are not miracle workers. This man was a ticking time bomb and any measures to save his life should have been implemented years ago.
  7. I live in Florida (definitely a southern state) and all the local hospitals have hiring freezes. None of the hospitals have hired new grads for at least the last two years because of the expense it takes to train them. The market is flooded with new RN's seeking employment. It is so hard to be encouraging to the student nurses doing their clinicals in the hospital where I work. I have been a nurse for more than 20 years and have never witnessed anything like this. The fiscal year varies from institution to institution and does not necessarily begin in January. I certainly do not want to discourage any one but it is highly likely that most hospitals are already a few weeks or months into their fiscal year and will not be budgeting for new positions in January 2010.
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    My Papa. Why I Am The Nurse I Am Today.

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Papa sounds like a wonderful man. My inspiration for choosing nursing as my profession was my mother. She, like your Papa, had colon cancer. She died on her 58 birthday. It was the day of my final exam in my first semister of nursing school. May your Papa's memory always inspire you as you forge your path in nursing.
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    Anyone NOT have enough exp before NP school?

    CrazyPremed, I do understand your frustration but I believe there is a vast difference between PA's and NP's. PA's are mid level practitioners who can not practice without a method of contact with a supervising physician. NP's serve as primary providers of healthcare. From my perspective, and I may make a few people angry, the difference in the levels of responsibility for each of these professions dictates both the education and experience required to safely deliver care. I started NP school with 20 years nursing experience.
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    Anyone NOT have enough exp before NP school?

    I work for a large group of physicians who employee NP's. None of the physicians in this group will consider hiring a NP with less than 10 years nursing experience. They will hire a new NP grad as long as she is a seasoned nurse.
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