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
Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Patla. She completed the Big Sur marathon earlier this year. Dr. Patla is also the USA team captain for the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s Log n’ Blog, a new effort that allows participants the chance to raise funds for PT research by logging miles that each participant has spent swimming, biking and running . Go team USA!
Maria Matyjasik-Liggett, a USA OTD graduate recently had her Capstone Project, The Utilization of Occupational Therapy Services for Persons with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, published in the “Occupational Therapy in Healthcare Journal.”
USA alumnus, Claire Fillion Auer, was the recipient of the 2012 USA Healthcare Journalism Award by Dr. Paul Mackarey. Her column, Run Smart, Stay Fit: Injury Prevention for Runners, was published in the “The Scranton Times-Tribune.”
Want to learn more about our faculty research initiatives? Visit the faculty and administration page at www.usa.edu to see all of the amazing research that our faculty has been involved in this year!