Should Respiratory Care get its own mid-level provider credential?
This is a discussion on Should Respiratory Care get its own mid-level provider credential? in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... I know this is primarily a nursing forum, but Respiratory and RRT/RN dual title holders are also...
I know this is primarily a nursing forum, but Respiratory and RRT/RN dual title holders are also very prominent in this forum, but me being an RRT/and current PA student, I have an interest in this particular question:
Every profession in allied health has been trying to do everything humanly possible to try and advanced their professions (Except Radiology it seems), PT now requires a doctorate to practice, PA's will soon follow the NP's whom are also going to require the doctorate to practice at an advance level and for RN's, the entry level degree will now be the BSN. For respiratory the profession will also eventually go BSRT just like Nursing is, and by 2015 the CRT exam will be retired. There also has been talk about the possibility of giving RT its own mid level provider possibly called a CPP or Cardiopulmonary Practicioner or ACPS- Advanced Cardiopulmonary specialist, and also trying to expand the reach of the current and much lesser known cousin to the CRNA in the anesthesiologist assistant, which only has 37 states that use A.A's and only a handful of programs in the country
BSNs, MSNs with positive job outlook in 2013
Posted on January 15, 2013 by Mighty Nurse in Job Stories
The economy is tough! Are you a new graduate nurse at the bachelor’s or masters level? Do you have a job locked down? Nurses all across the country are asking themselves this same question. The American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) published a report about employment rates for nurses with these education qualifications. Of the 501 schools that participated, here are some insights to what they discovered.