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  1. I don't know if anyone else saw the NP ad on TV. I saw it last night on CNN. I was going to link it here, but I cannot find it. It was very professional and gave the message that NPs are being limited their practice across the country. They can provider excellent care. If you want better access to excellent care, support the NPs. My paraphrase. This is the kind of ad, that may have been helpful to the PAs a while ago.
  2. Hi everyone, I will be a new grad soon and looking for employment. My number 1 city I plan to look in for employment has significantly more NP job postings than PA. Has anyone had luck getting an interview from an NP posting? Or better yet, an offer? Were you basically convincing them why PA is better? Any advice is appreciated!
  3. hello there, I cannot get a hold of any caspa rep all morning long and thought I'd ask you guys, so a few questions. 1. Where should my calculated GPA appear? It is only on the program status page where my application that is sent to the programs appears? 2. CNA and phlebotomy transcripts....I thought having these listed under the certificates/professional license section would be sufficient, do I need to send transcripts from these places too? 3. I think there might be a glitch, but I cannot pay for my programs. Here is what happened: I initially entered 4 evaluations requests. 3 of
  4. Has anyone used Dr. Najeeb Lectures to study?
  5. I am in a predicament. I will be graduating this May with my respiratory therapy degree and will be starting a PA program 2 weeks after. Between that time, I was thinking about taking my respiratory therapy boards to get my credentials. Unfortunately I cant sign up for the test until after I graduate. Would it be beneficial to take the exams after I graduate or should I take that time to relax and prepare for pa school? Is there any PA's out there that have benefited to have the RRT next to there name?
  6. Hi, Does anybody know much about this newer residency at Emory? I am really interested in going into critical care after graduation and think a residency or some kind of structured education could be of great benefit.
  7. Hello Everyone, I am applying this summer 2014 for several Pa programs. I have almost fullfill all the requirments. I hava BA in Biology wiht 3.5 GPA, I have taken all the necessary prerequisites courses. I recently took the GRE , I am working on my personal statment and I can secure excellent recomendation letters from my previous professors,and my health care superviosr. I am volunterring at Prince William Medical center/ Emergency Room . I have nearly 200hr of Indirect Patient Experience. I am hopfully will start shadwing a PA for about 4 weeks. Nevertheless, I have no Direct pa
  8. Just wondered what anyone thinks about working in pain management. These positions open up frequently but I am leary as to joining a practice like this. I am in Houston and I just saw one paying $85-$95 per hour. Any words of wisdom on this specialty?
  9. I am currently an undergraduate in a 5 year nursing program. I was wondering what the actual difference was between a PA and DNP. I know that PA's have received more clinical training, but it seems that DNP's are in school longer and of course get to have the doctor in front of their name. I chose to be a nursing major so that I would be able to have a job right out of school and so i would be able to work (save money and pay for my own grad school) while getting the experience i need to either be a PA or DNP. I keep hearing different things about both professions, but it seems to me t
  10. How often are the meetings? Are they monthly? What types of things you discuss? What are the consequences of skipping them? Are they useful? Do you hate them?
  11. I realize this question has probably been presented before so I'll apologize in advance, but I just wanted to get a better understanding of how to present the differences when being interviewed, and I'm in the process of building a sort of comparison chart so that I can get as much information as possible. From the shadowing that I have done with a PA in clinic and surgery I have really only encountered one NP in the clinic, and could not "at first glance" gather enough of a difference in the method that she saw patients for clinic appointments. But I know that NPs and RNs alike are not traine
  12. Hi all, A little backstory...I'm an RD and I'm currently obtaining my MHS in Human Nutrition. I'm working in the neonatal ICU right now and I'm planning to stay there while I complete my pre-reqs over the next couple of years. I've been set on applying to PA school after I complete my pre-reqs and eventually getting into a neonatal ICU or maybe even a PICU or general inpatient peds unit. However, so many others have told me that it's next to impossible to do NICU as a PA. I know there are some units that have PAs in NICUS (CHOP has a job open now for a NICU PA and there is a post-grad residen
  13. I got the call today from Lindsey. I can't wait to meet my fellow PA students in May.
  14. Does having a BA versus a BS (both in biological sciences) affect how PA schools will accept you or not? Thanks
  15. Nurse practitioner educational programs are starting to migrate from the master’s level to the doctoral level, leading to the “Doctor of Nurse Practitioner” degree. Right now, the DNP is officially geared toward nurse practitioners in “leadership roles,” but—reading between the lines—I believe the AACN credentialing body is likely seeking the DNP for the majority of future practitioners. See this info from the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/DNP/dnpfaq.htm Meanwhile, physician assistant programs remain at the M.S. or even B.S. levels. In t
  16. Anybody else out there in rural practice? What challenges do you face and how do you surmount them?
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