excuse me if i posted this in the wrong area-but i was just curious as to what you all thought of p.a's from a nurse's point of view?my sister, who is 10 years younger than i am, told me that she is going for that. i heard of it before and just finished researching it, but i can't say that i have ever come across one in the hospitals or offices. i am happy for her because she had been having such a time deciding what she wanted to do. when i suggested that she go to nursing school with me, she kinda scoffed and said that she wanted to feel like she was doing more o_o i mean no offense to p.a's but from what i read the only real difference i see between them and nurses is that they can write prescriptions. please correct me if i'm wrong. please pardon my ignorance-not trying to be funny or offend-really.just wanted to hear from some nurses who knew more about them first hand.tia!