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
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As school is back in session, the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) connects Texas residents, who have a suspected communication or swallowing difficulty, with pro bono speech-language pathology teletherapy clinics. Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) graduate students provide clinic services via Zoom and are available to Texas residents free of charge.