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Pros and Cons of Direct Entry NP Programs?

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13 hours ago, Spadeforce said:

lol a scribe being more helpful than RN prior to entering a provider role keep dreaming

Why not?  If you've been documenting for a doctor for years, you've probably learned a lot about diagnosing and how things are treated.  There's absolutely no reason that a scribe's experience cant give an advantage of an RN's.

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Nurses read through the medical diagnoses too and actually have to make some independent decisions. Scrbes just copy notes

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22 hours ago, Spadeforce said:

Nurses read through the medical diagnoses too and actually have to make some independent decisions. Scrbes just copy notes

OK, but scribes are present for the entire time.  They get the opportunity to listen to the doctor explaining the diagnosis.  They're listening to the doctor explain the treatment plan.  They're listening to the doctor explain the symptoms.  Are you seriously going to try to claim that they're not going to be learning a lot in that environment?  They're not just copying notes, they're present the entire time.

Again, there's absolutely no reason that being a scribe and present in hundreds of doctor visits every month can't give you an advantage over an RN.

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He didn't say being a scribe is more helpful than being an RN, he said he's seen PA's who ended up being better providers with scribe and EMT experience than some of those with RN experience. (the truth is though its hard to measure who is better at their job).

At the end of the day, PA's and NP's are not RN's, and being an RN does not make or break someone's abilities as a PA or RN. Many people who apply to direct entry NP or DNP programs like myself do have other patient and/or medical experience. I have worked administrative in a medical center, volunteered directly with patients in acute neurology, and am also a certified emergency medical responder. 

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What school is MGH? I have been looking at Touro but it's $44k. There are online ones listed at $8k-12k. More reasonable. Also are any of these 15 month-24 programs? I intend to work and get experience that way versus stay in school for 3 years.

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On 2/22/2019 at 5:15 PM, runnyeggs said:

What school is MGH? I have been looking at Touro but it's $44k. There are online ones listed at $8k-12k. More reasonable. Also are any of these 15 month-24 programs? I intend to work and get experience that way versus stay in school for 3 years.

Its the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.  It is affiliated with the Mass Gen Hospital network.  My friends from Boston have said that it is a good school with a good reputation.  I considered applying to the school but it didn’t have the specialty that I was interested in.

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