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
Beth Lambert attended undergraduate studies at San Jose State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then obtained her Master of Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lambert has worked with adults and older adults in acute inpatient rehab, skilled nursing and home health. She is Lee Silverman Voice Treatment-BIG certified and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). Lambert joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in August 2021 as a contributing faculty member and transitioned to a full-time faculty position in May 2022.