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
The Executive Director, Student Financial Services and Compliance is responsible for ensuring the University continues to meet and maintain its compliance objectives relative to necessary and proper administration of all federal, state and local student financial assistance, including scholarships, veterans’ education benefits and military tuition assistance. This person also provides strategic oversight and expert-level guidance related to compliance with federal student financial aid regulations, all within a dynamic and changing environment.
Based at our Miami, FL campus, Frank Ravja joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2021. His experiences span a decade in student financial services, financial aid, student accounts, enrollment management and compliance. He holds a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College.
Serving as Executive Director and Director at his previous two institutions, Ravja has a proven track record of addressing many of the higher education trends that withhold organizations from quality growth while limiting compliance risk. As a true student advocate, he has hosted numerous Financial Awareness and Consumer Information nights throughout his career.