I plan to attend MWU in AZ next year to become a PA. My cousin plans to attend U of A to become a NP. We constantly argue about which profession is the best. She tells me that PAs are not as educated, and don't have any confidence in their abilities because they have to be supervised. She is currently a medical assistant, and therefore thinks she knows more than I do. I have done research on the two professions for the past 2 years. Every counselor, advisor, and article I have read has supported the PA profession. I cannot seem to make her understand. I know the differences and similarities very well. I like the PA profession b/c of the medical aspect versus the nursing aspect. Usually I ignore her comments, but lately, she has my mom and other family questioning my decision. Am I missing something here!! Please help.