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. Mathews has more than 20 years of experience in acute care, long term-acute care, skilled nursing facility and outpatient settings and more than 10 years of full-time experience teaching and administrating for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.
Dr. Mathews is committed to fostering critical thinking through safe workspaces and presenting challenging situations to prepare students for clinical practice.