If that is your main source of research, then that is a significant problem. And this thread is about DNP's, all of which have extensive education in research. Unlike a PhD they do not carry out a dissertation, but they take many of the same classes which include translational research, advanced stats, etc., and understand the IRB process. DNP's lead year-long projects. I know what research option our PA's have available to them, and if they choose to do research, they have to have a PI lead the project. You must not have read the following posts:
I didn't say we grant graduate level credit, I am saying that the knowledge they gain in undergraduate is becomes part of the graduate experience. If an RN took pharm in his or her undergrad, which they all do, then they go onto advanced pharm classes later on. Not sure how that is getting lost in translation. Every program requires prerequisites, just the like PA program does.
Please don't put PA's on the same level as MD's - no comparison.
In order to prescribe effectively, you need to have a great deal of knowledge and hopefully experience with medications. A new NP with RN experience runs circles around a new PA. Years of administering and looking up medications in the RN role is very valuable when understanding how to prescribe. I can see how an NP getting prescribing authority would be concerning for some as an NP can be an independent practitioner as a PA still needs supervision so they have that to fall back on. In fact, happened to my mom, the PA in the ER prescribed the wrong medication and the doctor reviewed the chart called 3 hours later to change it.
A research class is very different from a capstone project, especially the one-semster, one-credit capstone project.
Look, I get it, you don't like NP programs, but then don't be an NP. My university has so many health oriented programs, probably the most in the nation, and our CRNA program is affiliated with the medical college. We all work together and have a lot of classes together. Even many of the PA's will tell me that they wished they had some of the hospital experience the NP's have because experience means so much more than anyone on this thread is considering. I am fine with my education, but like any other nursing professor who sits on the curriculum committee, I constantly strive to do make the programs I teach in better for everyone. All I see you doing is taking the biggest problems in the NP programs and comparing them to the highest accolades in the PA program. I work very well with PA's except for the arrogant ones who think they are independent practitioners and are better than the NP's.