Nurse Practitioner Versus Physician Assistant

Nurse Practitioner Versus Physician Assistant

What is a Midlevel Provider? Before getting into the difference between a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician’s Assistant (PA), we should probably define the general healthcare provider category that they fall into. NPs and PAs are what we call midlevel...
Become a Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Become a Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Eight Steps to Become a Nurse Practitioner Earn an RN Degree – All Nurse Practitioners (NPs) must first become RNs. Getting your RN through an ADN or BSN program is your first step. Be sure to earn your RN or BSN from a university that is accredited by the ACEN...
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Overview What You Will Do: Perform diagnostics, write prescriptions, perform patient exams, order patient lab tests, insert long-acting reversible contraception, advocate for preventative care, provide reproductive and sexual health,...
Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-AC)

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP-AC)

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Overview What You Will Do: Provide care for adolescents and children who have acute, chronic, or critical illnesses by assessing, diagnosing, treating, and educating them and their families. Where Will You Work: Children’s...
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Overview What You Will Do: Care for children and young adults by collecting medical histories, assessing and diagnosing, prescribing medication, educating patients and parents, focusing on preventative care and more. Where Will You Work: Private clinics, community...
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