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
At USAHS, we pride ourselves on all the ways we innovate. Our state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratories are a hallmark of every campus. Our EdTech tools give you hands-on practice using the healthcare technologies of the future. Our dynamic learning model blends immersive face-to-face learning together with digital coursework developed by our expert faculty. We continually invent new ways to respond to the needs of today’s health sciences graduate students—and support your career success.
Our leading-edge EdTech tools include 3D printers, anatomage tables, rehabilitation/exercise machines, driving simulators, robotics, and more. You can use these technologies to practice assessing patient progress and creating customized treatment plans.Learn More
Our classrooms and study spaces are designed to optimize collaboration. Many are equipped with advanced presentation technology and A/V capabilities. Our wet and dry anatomy labs feature innovative digital and analog learning tools.Learn More
In our state-of-the-art simulation laboratories, you’ll practice patient interactions in simulated hospital and home environments, using real clinical and adaptive equipment. You’ll have the chance to solve patient problems together with your peers in other programs.Learn More
Blended learning merges digitally delivered coursework—developed by our expert faculty—together with immersive on-campus experiences and clinical fieldwork. We offer Residential and Flex tracks for some of our programs.Learn More
Our faculty and staff are focused on helping students succeed. We provide services for academic and personal support, and we plan events for professional networking and career development.Learn More