Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are advanced healthcare practitioners with similar responsibilities, such as diagnosing illnesses and prescribing medications. However, their training and paths toward certification differ in significant ways. This blog post unpacks the key differences between NPs and PAs to help you determine which career path best aligns with your goals. What Is a Nurse Practitioner? A nurse practitioner (NP) is a licensed clinician who provides comprehensive healthcare to patients of all ages. An NP can work in virtually any healthcare setting, diagnosing patient conditions and prescribing medications. As of October 2022, nurse practitioners have full practice authority in 27 states, meaning that they can practice Read more
Accreditation is a voluntary activity that validates the quality of the university and its programs. When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned a degree from an accredited university or program. Prospective students can be assured that an institution or program that meets the rigors of accreditation practices with the highest standards.
Institutional Accreditation (Regional Accreditation)
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001, www.wascsenior.org.
The University achieved regional accreditation through the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) in 2014 and reaffirmation of accreditation in 2019. Copies of the reaffirmation letter and team report are available here:
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402
Alameda, CA 94501
Please visit our program pages for information on programmatic accreditation.
College of Rehabilitative Sciences
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Master of Occupational Therapy
- Doctor of Occupational Therapy
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
- Clinical Orthopaedic Residency
- Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship
School of Nursing