Physician Assistant Career Resources

Online PA Recertification Assessment Offers an Alternative to PANRE

Online PA Recertification Assessment Offers an Alternative to PANRE

The NCCPA is launching a pilot program that will offer PAs an alternative to PANRE. How will the pilot program stand out and what advantages might it offer PAs?

Non-Physician Practitioners Expanding Scope of Practice in Dermatology

Non-Physician Practitioners Expanding Scope of Practice in Dermatology

Investigators sought to determine whether nurse practitioners and physician assistants are expanding their scope of practice outside of primary care to perform dermatologic procedures.

AAPA and NCCPA Partner to Campaign for Physician Assistant Recognition

AAPA and NCCPA Partner to Campaign for Physician Assistant Recognition

AAPA and NCCPA partner in a national advertising campaign to raise awareness of the PA profession.

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent systematic review found that nurse-led care is effective, acceptable, and safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Advanced Practice Professionals Performing More Dermatologic Procedures

Advanced Practice Professionals Performing More Dermatologic Procedures

The most common procedures that APPs performed in 2015 were destructions of benign neoplasms, biopsies, and destructions of malignant neoplasms.

NP, PA Treatment Comparable for Patients With CVD or Diabetes

NP, PA Treatment Comparable for Patients With CVD or Diabetes

Effectiveness of care and healthcare resource use for diabetes or cardiovascular disease were comparable among patients receiving care from an NP vs those managed by a PA.

PA Students Report Discrimination, Abuse in Programs

PA Students Report Discrimination, Abuse in Programs

Physician assistant students report witnessing and experiencing discrimination or abuse throughout PA programs in the United States.

NP and PA Scope of Practice Vary Greatly in US Emergency Departments

NP and PA Scope of Practice Vary Greatly in US Emergency Departments

Stark differences exist in EDs across the United States with regard to scope of practice, expectations, team dynamics, and training requirements for PAs and NPs.

Preprofessional Program After High School Beneficial for PA Students

Preprofessional Program After High School Beneficial for PA Students

Students who enter a preprofessional program directly after high school may be successful in PA school with structure, guidance, and mentorship.

Do Clinicians Practice What They Preach to Patients?

Do Clinicians Practice What They Preach to Patients?

There are inconsistencies between patient education and healthcare provider practices, which vary in each health maintenance factor.

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