Should I Study to be a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant?

Guest Post by Arctic Dinks. For nurses ready to take the next step in their education, it can sometimes be challenging to choose the best route. A graduate degree in healthcare opens so many doors, and knowing what path to choose can get confusing! The most common decision though, is choosing between a career as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or a Physician Assistant (PA). For a typical BSN prepared nurse, they have the requirements to apply to either program, and often see the two performing similar roles. Many wonder – what are the pros and cons of each, and how […]

A Nurse Practitioner’s Amazing Journey

  Have you thought of becoming a nurse practitioner but you think it will probably take too long, it’s too hard or it will cost too much? I recently spoke to Shasta Mitchell who shared her amazing journey with me. Shasta originally wanted to become a doctor, but she changed her mind before she graduated from high school, after being influenced by her mentor who opened her eyes to the many opportunities that a career in nursing offered. After graduating with her BSN in 2005, she knew that was just the start of her journey. Shasta shares four advantages that […]