Which program is more intensive

  1. ABSN or Physician assistant program? Like which requires more studying?
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  3. by   Atl-Murse
    Apples and oranges
  4. by   seaofclouds21
    Very different programs. Both will require a good bit of studying.
  5. by   KatieMI
    Despite of great differences in subjects, speaking about intensity alone - PA programs are generally more intense.
  6. by   Dodongo
    It's not fair to compare the two. A PA program is at the provider level - working a patient up, diagnosing, treating, etc. So it will be more intense, naturally, than an ABSN.

    Comparing a NP program and a PA program is more of a fair comparison. Still, though, a PA program is more intense. They take a non medical professional and make them a provider in 2 years. Whereas a NP program takes a medical professional and makes them a provider in 2 years. It's an easier process to take a nurse and train them than a non health care professional.