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. Jonathan Bray became an instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2018. Prior to joining the university, he was a multi-site area director in an occupational medicine setting.
Dr. Bray received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University in 2005 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Utica College in 2017. He has completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy and is recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
He was an officer in the United States Army Reserve for over eight years as a member of the Army Medical Specialist Corps. Dr. Bray’s teaching experience includes serving as clinical faculty for an orthopedic manual physical therapy fellowship program, volunteer teaching for the orthopedic manual therapy program in Kenya, and lecturing on various topics related to occupational medicine.