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    Will programs take a failed PA-S?

    I would say BSN programs are a lot more laxed than MS prepared programs. Mine accepted me even though their PA program rejected me and it was brought up during the interview. Your case is unique though and not the same as mine. But it's worth a shot.
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    Will programs take a failed PA-S?

    An ABSN is much more practical than a master's in biomedicine/medical science. Both probably cost the same, but a BSN is much more clinically related and guarantees a career post-graduation. If PA schools won't touch your application then there is no reason to continue fighting an expensive battle. Just my $0.02. I never wanted to be a nurse but look at me now, 3 months away from graduation, and I haven't had any regrets so far. Life doesn't stop and I'm ready to have a career, make money, go on vacation, and buy expensive toys. I could've tried for PA schools one more time, but by the time I started I would already be done with my BSN and be in the workforce 1 year sooner. It was a no-brainer.
  3. This is largely dependent on cost and your timeline. The ABSN program is 1 year which means you're guaranteed a well-paying job upon graduation in case it takes an extra cycle to get into PA school. You'll gain high-quality PCE and the possibility of having your hospital help contribute towards your PA degree. The Master's program is always a great path because you'll be experiencing the hard sciences which will be a great prep for PA school. Either way, you can't go wrong. That said, the path you choose should be based on what you want out of your training before PA school. Both are going to be expensive but one definitely provides a better return on investment because it leads to a job. I was faced with the same decision during the 2016-2017 cycle. I applied to 10 PA schools with a 3.54 cGPA and a 3.53 sGPA (per CASPA)and did not get in. I applied to an ABSN program, got in, and haven't looked back. Yes, it's expensive, but I did not want to keep putting my life off while playing Russian roulette.
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