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From Nursing to PA? [Apr. 26th, 2007|08:52 am]
Physician Assistants of LJ

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[drsaddam]
Hi, did you decide against nursing to become a PA? If so, why? What was your reasoning? I'd love to meet people who did so.

Also, what patient care experience did you get before getting into PA school? Is there any type that is better than another?

I have medical assistant, nursing assistant, and EMT training, and I worked as a medical assistant before. I'm planning to do so again.

Thank you. Here's how I decided to go from nursing to PA.
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[User Picture]From: tasty
2007-06-13 03:44 am (UTC)
Hi there! This entry appears to be friends-locked. Could you put it to public so that we could read it?
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[User Picture]From: drsaddam
2007-06-13 03:52 am (UTC)
I unlocked it. Go here for all my related posts:
http://drsaddam.livejournal.com/116711.html?thread=1673703#t1673703

How about you? Where you are in the decision making process?
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[User Picture]From: tri_blog
2007-06-13 10:05 pm (UTC)
So what do you think?
If I don't hear back from you, I'm locking it again.
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[User Picture]From: tasty
2007-06-14 11:37 am (UTC)
I'm sorry. I'm just reading your comments right now. I wasn't ignoring you.

I am at the very beginning of the process. I am post-grad and considering my options. I am currently deciding between and accelerated RN program and the only PA program in my state, so it is very interesting to read your perspective on things.

Thank you so much for sharing. So far what I've read has been very helpful.
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[User Picture]From: tri_blog
2007-06-15 04:34 am (UTC)
Let me know if I can help. I just LEFT an accelerated BSN program---one of the top in the nation. It had excellent professors and an excellent clinical instructor. However, as you can read, I kept thinking---I still want to stand in the doctor's shoes.

I locked some other entries about "why people hate nursing," if you're interested. Let me know.
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