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
Last fall, the university expanded its Doctor of Physical Therapy program to South Florida with a new campus in Miami. The 17,000-square-foot campus near the airport welcomed 32 students on its first day and another 41 in January.
The first floor includes collaborative student study rooms with built-in presentation technology, clinical labs, an anatomy lab, lecture classroom space, library, conference room, and student lounge. All classrooms are equipped with touch panel control systems, projectors, mobile classroom cameras, document cameras, and video conferencing and wireless presentation capabilities.
This campus is temporary. The university plans to start classes in its newly approved permanent campus in Coral Gables in May 2018.