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About Advanced Practice

APS Team

What is Advanced Practice?

An Advanced Practice Professional is a provider with advanced education, knowledge, skills, and scope of practice. Advanced Practice defines a level of practice that utilizes extended and expanded skills, experience and knowledge in assessment, planning, implementation, diagnosis and evaluation of the care required.

Advanced Practice Professionals are most often educated at the graduate level and may work in either a specialist or generalist capacity. However, the basis of Advanced Practice is the high degree of knowledge, skill and experience that is applied within the patient relationship to achieve optimal outcomes through critical analysis, problem solving and evidenced based decision making.

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice nurses who provide high-quality healthcare services similar to those of a physician.

Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician Assistants (PAs) are health care professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians.