Would becoming a nurse practioner or physician assistant be a better decision over all ?

Such as 

Pay,being able to do more medically,,how long to go to school,price for school etc

I am not expecting people to answer all these questions but it would be great to answer as many as you can.

4 Answers

  • :)
    Lv 5
    8 months ago
    Favourite answer

    The years of schooling and the pay are similar. The difference is that one follows the medical model, and the other follows the nursing model. Whichever model you resonate more with, is the one you should go for.

  • 8 months ago

    A google search will actually give you more info than can be posted here.  While there is some over lap, the training, focus and abilities are different. Depends on what specialty you want as we.., surgery be a PA for example. Pay can be close although current levels have PAs slightly higher. School costs depends. PAs are far more science/med school like oriented, nurses in the nursing model, and you must get aRN first.  There is a lot on the web that addresses this.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    PA follows a medical model and nursing follows a nursing model. PA is probably more technical with less "fluff".

    There are NP "degree mills" that are pushing inexperienced nurses through, and the market is already saturated in some areas. In some cases, NPs return to the bedside because it's more lucrative than working as an NP.

    I don't know much else.

  • Damien
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    well sure if u have a bad sense of smell where different people's weird body odour and the clowns who love to put on loads of scent or perfume wont bother your breathing, these are great professions to be in. nursing is more expensive than other programs cause theres too much competition for it. if a accouting course at university costs 1000 dollars, expect a nursing course to cost 1400 dollars, also other than school courses, youre expected to go to "clinicals" where u go visit hospitals and mental institutions to demonstrate u wont lose your temper with annoying patients, also will take 4 yrs to get a bachelor, so it requires a person who has low sensitivity to smells and person who doesnt get angry easily to become nurse, to become a doctor, double everything

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