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. Nicole Miller became an assistant professor for the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017 after serving as a contributing faculty member since 2012.
Dr. Miller has worked as a physical therapist in the outpatient orthopedic setting since 2007. She completed an orthopedic residency at Rancho Physical Therapy in 2008. In 2009 she became board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and re-certified in 2019. In 2012 she opened a clinical biomechanics laboratory. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its California chapter.
Dr. Miller is currently obtaining her PhD in Health Sciences from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She is also an active volunteer for the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation, which helps ease the transition for special operations individuals from military life and work to that of a civilian.