jjorsett: According to the article, NPs want to be paid the same, so where would the cost savings come from?
The Stealth Hippopotamus: So in other words, this is madness?
Cavemankiwi: NuttierThanEver: 5 years more training.5 years less doing.
basemetal: I love these medical threads about as much as attorneys love reading all of the legal threads. It's amusing how many people are medical experts.
mysticcat: I'm a doctor. I employ NPs and PAs. They're good, but not anywhere near MD level. They simply lack the fund of knowledge that MDs have. They are very good at protocolized specific tasks.
herdgirl72: I am currently an LPN working on being an RN-BSN(4 yr degree vs 2 yr) my father was a Family Practice doc. I would love to be an NP but starting in 2015 NPs will have to have their PHD instead of just a Master's Degree. I think this is a great idea...more education is key. Puts me out of the running but no biggie.I work with PAs at "the home" and they do a good job with the docs coming in once a week.On the lower nursing end the medical assistants are all that you see in doctors offices anymore. They are pushing out Lpns like me from those jobs. Why pay over 15 bucks an hour when you can pay someone less than 10 for the same type of job.It's all about cost effectiveness.
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