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Whats the difference between an RN and a Prescribing Nurse?

heard the different terms at my Peds office. Just wondering


Asked by Anonymous at 9:58 AM on Feb. 5, 2010 in Health

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  • One can write basic prescriptions and one can not(RN).

    Answer by soyousay at 10:06 AM on Feb. 5, 2010

  • Hmmm I know there are Licensed Practical Nurses. And Registered Nurses who have more training and can do more things legally and physically. I don't think either of those nurses can legally diagnose and prescribe meds. Then there's a nurse level called Nurse Practioner - NP can legally diagnose and prescribe medicines plus do physical exams and order tests.

    Maybe your peds practice has a Nurse Practioner in it.

    Answer by lfl at 10:07 AM on Feb. 5, 2010

  • I agree with IfI. Nurse Practioners can do about the same thing as a PA or (doctors assistant.) The only difference is they get payed less.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:10 AM on Feb. 7, 2010