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
Julie Gonick, Vice President of Enrollment Management, joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2016 with more than 15 years of experience in admissions and higher education. She is a highly motivated, successful leader with a consistent focus on student experience. Gonick also serves as the Campus Director for the San Marcos, CA campus.
Gonick joined USAHS to ensure consistent and seamless enrollment processes for incoming students, implement new technologies in the enrollment team and assist in new program launches across campuses.
Prior to joining USAHS, she served as Director of Enrollment and Field Recruitment at New School of Architecture and Design and previously worked 10 years in various admissions roles at the Art Institute of California. There, she rose to the role of Director of Admissions, leading a team that often exceeded new student plans and set new benchmarks and best practices used across the region.
Gonick received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from California State Polytechnic University of Pomona and completed her Master of Arts in Education at Argosy University.