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What's the difference between a pediatric oncologist nurse and a pediatric oncologist practitioner?

What's the difference between a pediatric oncologist nurse and a pediatric oncologist practitioner?

Years of training: Nurses: RN, BSN, MSN can care for patients under the supervision of a "practitioner" which could be a physician or a nurse practitioner A nurse practitioner has extra years of school and clinical training to become an independent practitioner. PA, a physician's assistant can be an independent practitioner. NPs can run a clinic and see patients. They often work on a team with a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Elisha Atkins
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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What's a certified nurse practitioner?

What's a certified nurse practitioner?

Nurse practitioner: Np can perform physical exams and write medications for physical illnesses which are co-signed by a physician. ...Read more

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What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

What is physician assistant vs nurse clinician?

NP vs PA: Nps and pas may overlap in many aspects of being physician extenders. Nurse practicianers obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and then additional training to be a np. Physician assistance usually obtain a masters degree. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an oncology nurse practitioner and an oncology nurse?

Practitioner: Nurse practitioner can see you and can prescribe treatment while oncology nurse usually deliver chemotherapy or radiation but in actual she can not prescribe tratment by herself. ...Read more

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Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

No: Pediatric oncologists are doctors (4 years of medical school after college) with training in pediatrics (3 year residency after medical school) and pediatric hematology/oncology (3 year fellowship after residency). Pediatric oncology nurses usually have 4 years of college (some 2 years, some master degrees with 6 years). Not surprisingly, the doctor makes more than the nurse. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nurse practitioner?

Just like it sounds: A nurse practitioner that specializes in neonatal medicine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pediatric oncologist and a pediatric oncology nurse?

What is the difference between a pediatric oncologist and a pediatric oncology nurse?

Training: The oncologist is a physician, the other a nurse. Difference is years and type of training. ...Read more

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What is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

What  is pediatric neurology doctor and pediatric oncologist?

Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...Read more

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How can I go about becoming a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner?

How can I go about becoming a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner?

Training: after RN degree you should have training in pediatrics oncology department in cancer center for pediatrics. ...Read more

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How to find a geriatric nurse or experienced lpn?

Answer: Contact the board of nursing and they shall give you the link where to find them by zip code. ...Read more

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Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Who performs a fetal echo? Pediatric cardiology or perinatology?

Either can, but: A pediatric cardiologist is specifically skilled in congenital heart disease, and is more likely to catch as much detail as possible. They can also counsel parents in more detail about discovered abnormalities. ...Read more

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How do a nurse practitioner and a physician assistant differ?

PA vs NP: Training and education>pa has less training and education than np who must be a registered nurse before going for the np degree. ...Read more

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Should I become a nurse practitioner or physician assistant?

Whatever you want: You can do either one. Just have to look at the training requirements. ...Read more

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Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

Obstetrician or nurse midwife or mfm--who is best?

What for?!: Midwives can manage most normal pregnancies and deliveries without complications. Obstetricians can handle most pregnancy and delivery-related minor complications safely. Maternal-fetal medicine specialists are best trained to manage the most complicated of pregnancies and deliveries (e.g. When a fetal anomaly or serious maternal health condition is present). ...Read more

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Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Do doctors prefer to work with nurse practitioners or physician assistants?

Both: It doesn't matter. What matters is the person's skills, knowledge, personality, bedside manner, and teamwork. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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