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
Dr. Keith McWilliams is a client-centered and innovative occupational therapist with experience in brain and spinal cord injury treatment and research, oncology treatment, management, training/program development and client/family relations. Dr. McWilliams is based at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Dallas, TX campus.
He received his Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) from Maryville University. He was a NCAA Men’s Basketball athlete and a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion. In 2013, Dr. McWilliams became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, awarded by the Brain Injury Association of America, and a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS).
In 2016, he earned a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. McWilliams joined the University in 2018 as an Assistant Professor.