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  1. For real...2 days at the beginning of the program for Physical Assessment (and my fellow students cried a river about even that much time), back at end for head-to-toe pass-off on a partner in front of an instructor. 2nd and third semesters, no beginning-of-semester meetings as I recall, one end-of-semester clinical visit for each. This final semester, 2 8hr days with lectures, 2hr suture lab, and end-of-semester will be a mock cert exam (I asked "Does it match ANCC or AANP?" they said "Uuuhhh...., both?") and 2 SP exams. "The real learning begins when you graduate" is the answer my pleas for
  2. How am I supposed to dissect an on-line cadaver? Lol, no cadavers here. Maybe other schools. We did get SPs (in a pseudo Step2 CS - lite format) and suturing on rubber mats (about 2 hours of that total). When I talk about wanting to improve our education, THIS is exactly what I mean. We set our own rotations, all tests are on-line and non-proctored, we get about 10 hours total "lab" experience for the whole program (simulated pelvics, simulated suturing, you get the idea). There is a recent post on AN.com where a NP student described his pathophys exams as having x amount of time for
  3. This is essentially the opinion of many of my fellow NP students, pretty much word-for-word.
  4. Wow, I'm glad I remembered to log back in, this thread took off! This is pretty much the equivalent format that the majority of my classmates adopted to answer the question, generally benign with a little, "but we are just a teeny bit better because..." For the record, your answer above is pretty much spot on. Bear in mind, this was a discussion questions for FNP students in their final semester. Being the fanboy I am, I dug deep into the pahx site and other resources and wrote a loooong post describing the origins of both our professions, heavily referenced and footnoted. The one
  5. Excellent, thank you. Those are the very same points I have gleaned over several years of researching the two professions.
  6. Excellent, thank you. Those are the very same points I have gleaned over several years of researching the two professions.
  7. A very fair question. Maybe no good purpose whatsoever. I just wanted to see if the way I defined your profession would vary in any way from how you all would like to be viewed by NPs, especially new grad NPs who don't seem to have a full grasp on your profession. My plan was definitely to c&p without permission, but with all effort to not reveal personal details. Maybe that is out of line...if so, I won't do that part. I will point my colleagues to this forum to learn more about PAs if they care to. I like your (PAs) educational and professional model. I love being an RN, and I'm
  8. A very fair question. Maybe no good purpose whatsoever. I just wanted to see if the way I defined your profession would vary in any way from how you all would like to be viewed by NPs, especially new grad NPs who don't seem to have a full grasp on your profession. My plan was definitely to c&p without permission, but with all effort to not reveal personal details. Maybe that is out of line...if so, I won't do that part. I will point my colleagues to this forum to learn more about PAs if they care to. I like your (PAs) educational and professional model. I love being an RN, and I'm
  9. ...how would you want them to answer? I am in my final semester of my NP program. I was (and still am) a huge PA fanboy (I used to post here as "NeoRN," can't get my old account to work so I started this one). One of our classes (on-line, of course) has as it's first assignment to discuss the question, "What is the difference between NPs and PAs?" As you can imagine, the answers all involve the frequent use of the term "holistic" (well, except mine). I did my best (my answer took 6 pages, about 5.5 more pages than anybody else), and my fellow students seem to appreciate the answer, but
  10. ...how would you want them to answer? I am in my final semester of my NP program. I was (and still am) a huge PA fanboy (I used to post here as "NeoRN," can't get my old account to work so I started this one). One of our classes (on-line, of course) has as it's first assignment to discuss the question, "What is the difference between NPs and PAs?" As you can imagine, the answers all involve the frequent use of the term "holistic" (well, except mine). I did my best (my answer took 6 pages, about 5.5 more pages than anybody else), and my fellow students seem to appreciate the answer, but
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