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
Ms. Cremer is full time faculty at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She teaches a variety of classes throughout the curriculum including application courses Clinical Applications of Adulthood and Geriatrics. As well as she manages the OT aspect of the Probono clinic on campus. Ms. Cremer has worked as a clinician in a variety of settings ergonomics/prevention, skilled nursing, long term acute, subacute and outpatient. She specializes in onsite injury prevention. She continues to maintain clinical hours, working in ergonomics, subacute and long term acute settings.