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
After news of high profile celebrities suffering from strokes this week, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences occupational therapy faculty member Dr. Jennie DiGrado was the live in-studio guest on Good Morning to discuss stroke prevention and how to recognize when somebody is suffering from a stroke. If you think somebody may be suffering from a stroke remember F-A-S-T, which Dr. DiGrado explains.