Overlap between Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

                           I respect both Physician assistants and Nurse practitioners. They are all amazing to me. They taught me a lot. I stand in awe of any medical professional that has a wealth of experience. I did notice something though. I noticed that in the ER the roles of the NP and PA seem to overlap. They all saw patients under the umbrella of the ER doctor. As a medical student it seemed arbitrary as to which bed was assigned to whom. If there is that much overlap between the ER duties of an NP vs a PA why is there an distinction? Is medicine becoming too bureaucratic for lack of a better word. Or maybe titles dont matter too much anymore. Maybe its the experience that counts.


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