Nurses Are Not Doctors

They shouldn’t provide primary care without physician oversight.


So if we want more primary-care providers, let’s have them be doctors. And to attract more of the best and brightest in our medical schools, let’s find a way to increase their pay. There is an essential place for nurse practitioners in medicine, but it is as part of a physician-led team. Nurse practitioners are worthy professionals and are absolutely essential to patient care. But they are not doctors.”

And as a nurse myself, I agree.


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