Hi Everyone !! A little background about myself, I completed the Dental Hygiene health sciences degree in 2009. I have always wanted to switch to medical for many reasons. I thought about R.N for a few years but backed out. After speaking with advisors they suggested the PA profession. Which is perfect for me. SO, I currently have an A.S degree but will need to choose a bachelors degree to move forward. At the Community college , I can transition right into the BAS- Health Services Administration ( Bachelors in applied science ) which is completely online ,,, or should I gear towards the Health Sciences BA at the university... which is not entirely online and will cost more $$ Money. I am so stressed on which route to take. what are your thoughts about this ? - thank you
I really want to look into PA school. I currently have my A.S but need to choose a what to take for a bachelors degree. I can transition right into the BAS- Health Services Administration ( Bachelors in applied science ) At a Community college which is completely online or gear towards the Health Sciences BA at the university... I am so stressed about which route to take. I read that you took a management BA.
what are your thoughts with this
- thank you
In my research into PA programs I don't remember any schools that had a specific degree requirement they just wanted a bachelors degree as long as you had a good GPA and all the prerequisites were completed. I guess my only advice is to make sure that the degree is from an accredited school. I finished the last two years of my degree online so that shouldn't be a problem. I would also try to get the prereqs done as part of the bachelors degree so you're not taking more classes than you need. The last thing that I can think of that might make a difference is health care experience. When I applied I had about 10,000 hours of HCE including working as a paramedic so that might have bolstered my application in light of having a non health care degree, but in reality the PA profession has been known to be a second career with people from all sorts of backgrounds so whichever you choose will work. Just do your research (seems like you are) into the schools you are interested and their requirements and you can even contact them, many schools have an admission person to answer questions on a regular basis. Let me know if you have any other questions and Good Luck.