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
Dr. Danielle Rosenzweig is a physical therapist, educator, mentor and researcher focused on neurological rehabilitation and National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) success. She is passionate about helping students launch their careers. She uses creative, unique and innovative techniques to individualize her approach for each student. Dr. Rosenzweig is the NPTE Success Specialist for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in both the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) residential and flex programs across all campuses. Additionally, she serves as an Instructor for various DPT courses.
Dr. Rosenzweig has clinical experience and advanced training in the management of individuals with neurological injuries. She has experience practicing in inpatient acute care, sub-acute stroke rehabilitation, post-acute brain injury and outpatient adult neuro including treating various vestibular/balance disorders. She is a certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS), Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and Vestibular/Concussion Rehabilitation Specialist (AIB-VR/CON).
She continues to provide consultation and mentorship, especially geared toward assisting new graduates. It is her goal to help as many students as possible pass the NPTE exam and begin their careers as licensed physical therapists.