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 integrate space design with technology to create student-centric learning environments. Our classrooms and study spaces are built to foster student collaboration and to support different teaching and learning styles.
Many of our classrooms are equipped with advanced presentation technology and A/V capabilities, including touch-panel control systems, projectors, mobile document cameras, and video conferencing and wireless presentation capabilities. Some classrooms have wall-length screens—or digital whiteboards that you can write on, then save the contents on a USB stick. Our wet and dry anatomy labs feature innovative digital and analog learning tools, such as anatomage tables and plastinated body parts.
Our campuses also have comfortable student lounges, grassy lawns, and other areas where you can study, play games, or chill out with your classmates.
More Than Just Libraries
Our campus libraries offer traditional resources, as well as special materials that are rarely found in school libraries. Many special materials are available for checkout:
- Physical and digital access to books, journals, and online databases
- Skeletons, spines, and other bone models for learning anatomy and visualizing movement
- Medical equipment, such as goniometers, wedges, stethoscopes, and blood pressure cuffs
- Portable therapy tables for use on campus or at home
- Brain and muscle models
Our libraries feature study spaces with desktop computers. All have group study places, and some have carrels or rooms for individual study.