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
CLASS NOTES: We Want to Hear from You!
More than 11,000 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences alumni can be found across the world; we help connect our alumni through Class Notes. Alumni may submit updates about their professional or personal life to share with fellow USAHS alumni. You may also report the death of an alum using this form. Share a short note using this Class Notes Form if you:
- Have a new job or have been promoted
- Received a prestigious award
- Celebrated a career milestone or achievement
- Are recently married
- Had a baby or adopted a child
- Transferred or moved to a new city
Class Notes submissions will be included in an upcoming edition of Accolades magazine, the University’s biannual alumni publication. Accolades also welcomes photos with your Class Note.
PHOTO POLICY: Names and contact information must be included for each person in the photo, so that consent can be obtained before publication. Photos should be high-resolution jpegs, please.
If you would like to update your full profile, please click here.
If you have a story idea that you think is publication-worthy, please send your suggestion to [email protected].
We look forward to sharing your accomplishments and successes with your fellow alumni.