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. Romero received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Cuban University of Sports Sciences and his Master of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania, and then received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A. T. Still University of Health Sciences and his PhD from University of Baja California. He is a practicing Physical Therapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He’s practiced in multiple settings including with professional sports teams/athletes, outpatient, and home health. He has been teaching since 1994 with a focus on Sports Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Musculoskeletal, Orthopedics, Movement Sciences, Strength and Conditioning, and Motor Learning. He has been a Judo athlete and coach for more than 40 years combined and currently holds the rank of 6th degree black belt. His passion is to impart his professional experiences and expertise into the classroom setting to enhance the students understanding.