First let me start by saying I’m pro PA & NP. But my faith in their education system, not so much.
I found 2 applications on my desk when I got to work and a note asking my opinion on them.
Applicant #1 was a 26 year old PA-C. went right from undergrad into PA school. Only health care “experience” was shadowing provider.
Applicant #2 was a new grad DNP. Went right from BSN program into DNP program. Only nursing experience was doing clinical. Only did 800 hours in her program.
Both graduated at top of their class. We are a small rural organization were all our providers have to be self sufficient.
I had to put a big red NO on the return message.
I just don’t get it. How can the professional organizations support this. How can either profession maintain any credability?