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
Graduate school is an investment in your future: Earning an advanced degree is a way to boost your credentials and open more doors in your career. And at USAHS, you can make that investment without breaking the bank. We’re pleased to offer tuition reductions for students who enroll next Spring (start date Jan. 9) in the following three programs:
- The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. Advance your nursing career by earning your master’s degree with a role specialty. This online program offers hands-on practice opportunities and acceleration options. The MSN program offers a 25% tuition reduction for qualified applicants who choose the Nurse Executive, Nurse Educator or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) role specialty.* Note that the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner–Primary Care (PMHNP-PC) role specialties** are not eligible for this tuition reduction.
- The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Become a nurse leader and prepare to transform the future of nursing. BSN-entry students may earn a role specialty as a Nurse Executive or Family Nurse Practitioner.** The program is delivered online, with hands-on practica. The DNP program offers a 25% tuition reduction for qualified applicants.*
Connect with an enrollment advisor today—and let us help you take the next step toward your future!
**Over the life of the program. This offer is not a guarantee that all candidates eligible for the offer will be granted acceptance or admission into USAHS. All prospective students will be subject to the same standard admission and registration process when applying to USAHS. The tuition reduction is applicable to tuition only and does not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees. The tuition reduction cannot be used in combination with any other tuition benefit other than the tuition award specified. This offer is only valid for eligible new students who enroll and start classes in the MSN or DNP programs at USAHS for Spring 2023. Note that this tuition reduction does not apply to the PMHNP-PC or the AGNP role specialties of the MSN program. Please refer to the Financial Aid webpage for additional information.
**The MSN program with the FNP, AGNP, or PMHNP-PC role specialty includes one required on-campus clinical intensive.