Differences Between NPs and PAs

November 29th, 2012 1 Min read Differences Between NPs and PAs Blog
Differences between NPs and PAsAt CompHealth, we group both nurse practitioners and physician assistants under our advanced practice category. In the healthcare industry, they are also referred to as mid-level providers. Often, hospitals or facilities we work with are looking for a particular specialty focus -- like cardiac surgery -- but are open to hiring either a NP or a PA. However, clear distinctions exist between NPs and PAs in how they are trained, the services they provide and their general approach. The table below explains the differences in several categories of each profession, with references listed at the bottom. Differences between NPs and PAs Sources: A Patient's Guide to the Physician AssistantAmerican Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Physician Assistants