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, Admissions and Registration Services is responsible for the integrity of the admissions process and regulatory compliance of the Registrar’s office, from the time an application is completed to the time a student is admitted, transfer of credit is awarded and through the entire lifecycle of the student’s enrollment. As a leader in the University’s Admissions and Registrar’s offices, the Executive Director is a key member of the Student Administration team, providing an exceptional student experience as well as ensuring regulatory compliance of assigned functions.
Based at our St. Augustine, FL campus, Heidi Terry joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in September 2021. She has served in enrollment and admission leadership roles at multiple institutions ranging in size from 1,000 to 29,000 students throughout her 30+-year career, including most recently as Assistant Dean for Graduate Admission and Enrollment Management at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Terry is an active member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admission Officers and their regional counterparts. She previously served as President for the Virginia Association (VACRAO).