The Difference Between Physician Assistants And Nurse Practitioners

1174 Words Jul 14th, 2015 5 Pages
I had to take English 1102 as a required course to obtain my degree. I was nervous about taking an online class because I had never taken one. I was behind an English class because of the way that my schedule had fallen the previous two semesters. I was advised to take the class during the summer, so that I would not get off track with my classes. My only option was to take an online class. The course was designed to teach me how to be a critical thinker, along with how to research and communicate effectively. During the course I had to pick a topic, complete assignments by the due dates, complete peer reviews, compose discussion posts, and complete research on my topic. My topic was on the difference between Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs). One of the first tasks during the course was to choose a topic. After a lot of thinking and reviewing M1 Supplemental Documents multiple times, I arrived at a topic. I chose to investigate the difference between a PA and a NP because it was relevant to my career aspirations. The next big thing that I had to do was to choose and analyze sources. By locating and analyzing sources, I was focusing on the researching aspect of the class. In order to fulfill the requirements for the M2 Workshop, I had to have a variety of sources. I had to quickly learn how to develop good keywords that I could use to aid in my search queries. In order to locate my sources I used GALILEO, DISCOVER, Google Scholar, and the World…

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