Whats the difference between a Physcian Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner?
I am so confused about the difference between a PA and a Nurse Practitioner! I know that you have to work a bit as a nurse and then go back to school for a nurse practitioner, and a PA goes to work as soon as they graduate, without having to go back to school. (I think!) Is there any other differences? Thanks! #nursing #physician
NPs as you are aware first are nurses with their undergraduate degree in nursing, then work for a year for experience and then onto Masters. Working gives you experience, confidence and a broader view of where you would like to focus your career. Lastly, depending on the state of your practice, you may have full authority. That is, you would not require a collaborative physician. You would be automatous.