(Original post by Panda89)
If you know that their roles are very different then you should be able to decide for yourself, quite easily. In case you don't:
Doctors: diagnose and treat patients
They have the ultimate responsibility for their patients. They lead and devise treatment plans. They have far less patient contact than nurses.
Nurses: hands-on care and administrates treatments
They follow what doctors order them to do for patients. They (along with HCAs) are responsible for the physical care of patients. They have the most patient contact out of all the healthcare professions.
Questions that you should ask youself:
Do I enjoy a deep understanding of the underlying physiology of the human body?
Do I enjoy the idea of life-long learning?
Do I enjoy being a leader? Or follower? Or both?
Do I enjoy lots of hands-on care for patients?
Do I want to work in a female-dominant profession?