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. Sean Brim has a wide variety of experience as a practitioner in early intervention, pediatrics, acute care, home health and orthopedics. Most of his clinical practice has been focused on serving individuals throughout their lifespan. He joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as a full-time faculty member for the Occupational Therapy programs at the Miami, FL campus in 2020.
Dr. Brim completed his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a Specialization in Fitness and Wellness, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and his post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Eastern Kentucky University. His doctoral research focused on creating a support group for parents with a child living with a disability utilizing an occupational therapy approach. He also is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (CEAS).