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  1. Hello, I am a high school senior that is interested in becoming a PA. I‘m currently in the process of applying to colleges and would like to know what major would be the best for me to pursue. For a little bit of background, I had originally planned on majoring in Biology because I read that it was the most common route taken for PA school( I’m also quite fascinated with biology itself). However, after researching again, I now plan on getting a BSN so that I'll have a backup job in the medical field just in case everything doesn't go as planned. I've read that majoring in Nursing unfortunately
  2. Hi there! New to the community - I finally decided to make an account after reading through a ton of helpful forum posts ? Currently struggling with what to do to set myself up in the best way for PA school. I am 23 and just graduated two weeks ago with a B.S. of Health Science and during my final final exam week came to the realization that pursuing MD/DO wasn't the right match for me given my personal aspirations (family, time, etc.). I started off my freshman year getting 4.0s in every class, then had a drastic drop in my late sophomore/entire junior year GPA. I made the deci
  3. Hey all, I'm having some trouble deciding between becoming an RN or becoming a PA. I know there are many differences between the two professions, but that only seems to make my decision harder. Recently I just got accepted into my schools nursing program, but I'm not sure if I want to go through with it. For a very long time now I have wanted to be a PA but pretty much ruled it out because I thought the path it took to get there would be too hard. I have never been a straight A student (A's and B's with a rare C), and I know GPA is a heavily weighted factor in even getting considered for
  4. Okay, so I've been doing some research on Physician Assistants and PA schools and different routes to go about doing so. When I first applied to college I was a nursing major but changed it to Gen Ed because I thought I wanted to go into education, but nursing/medical field has stayed on my mind as I was pretty well set on becoming a nurse. I'm still in my first semester at a community college (I was going to complete my first year at community college and then transfer to a 4-year university) so it wouldn't be too hard to change my major; I've only taken the basic classes, i.e math, English,
  5. Hello everyone. Let me jump in by first presenting the question, should I go to nursing school before PA school? I'm a veteran utilizing my GI bill and I just got accepted to a nursing program. However, my end goal is to become a physicians assistant. I initially thought that it would be wise do get a bachelors in nursing and then apply to PA school. I figured that it would give me good clinical experience, look good on my application to PA school, and guarentee me a job in case I don't get accepted right away. However, I recently looked at my degree audit and I'm starting to have secon
  6. Please give me any advice you think would be beneficial to augmenting my student/professional record as well as directing me towards a PA program or a particular Allied Health field. What will make me a better candidate? What I’m doing now: Taking prerequisites (at a community college) for PA/Nursing/Allied Health programs (e.g. Human Nutrition, A&P, Medical Terminology, Healthcare Ethics, etc.). I have been thinking about doing an accelerated BSN program, but I am not entirely sure yet. I am considering becoming a CNA next semester to get more experience around nurse
  7. I am getting ready to reapply for PA programs this cycle. I have four years (7,084 hours) of nursing experience with the last 1152 hours as a Neuro/Trauma ICU nurse. MY SGPA 3.46 and my under graduate GPA is also 3.46. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from my ADN program in 2013. I have four great letters of recommendation (1 PA , 1 former PA now ortho resident, 1 NP I've worked with in the ICU, and 1 former chemistry professor). My GRE is pretty bad since I only studied two weeks for it: Quantitative 143, Verbal 146, Analytical writing 3.0 I was rejected from every school I applied to last cyc
  8. Hello, I am trying to decide which major to choose at the moment for undergrad. I have heard that the science classes for nurses do not count for pa school prereqs because they are different for nursing then other science majors, is this true?
  9. I want to apply to an accelerated RN program just in case I don't get accepted to one of the PA programs I have already applied to. If there is a chance that this would negatively impact my PA applications I don't want to do it, but if it doesn't matter I want to have a backup plan for the year I will be re-applying to PA school. I have already tried to start an application and it won't let me use the same email address. Is this a hint that it's discouraged or just a website design error? I look forward to your feedback. Thank You
  10. I really want to apply this year and see if I get in. My GPA is very low with a cGPA of 3.19 and pGPA of 3.09. I have 500 hrs as a pharm tech, 200 hrs as a volunteer, 50 hrs as a CNA Seeing this, I know I would have to work on my HCE 2-3 years in order to get into PA school. My question is, even if I put in the commitment of working 2-3 years and accumulating HCE, will it be worth it??? Seems like the average GPAs to get into PA school are getting higher and the average HCE among applicants are getting lower.. I am also considering going into nursing first and working a few years to get exper
  11. I've seen quite a few times that interviewers will question why you're choosing to become a PA rather than a Nurse Practitioner after working as a nurse full-time for several years. To me, I'll still be getting the hands on experience I need to be functional as a PA and will be more involved and in the know than I would if I worked as a CNA first, which seems to be a more accepted form of getting patient care experience for PA school. Do you think becoming a Nurse could affect my chances of being accepted to PA school? My argument would be that I prefer the more in depth diagnosis and tr
  12. I am applying for positions in a different state. They will not pay to fly me in for a face to face interview. I find this very odd. Is this the norm now?
  13. Is it okay to take science courses during the summer ? Any advice and any advice of study strategies? Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
  14. I thought I would ask professional PA's if it was possible to only work 6 or 7 months out of the year. Do you know any PA's with a schedule like that or do you have any information to make 6 month on 6 months off possible. I would love to be a PA but traveling has also become a passion of mine ,and working 6 or 7 months out of the year would give me plenty of time to travel. It actually seems more common in the nursing world and might actually be easier in the nursing world but I decided to check here before making a decision.
  15. Hello, my name is Ana and I have a BA from The New School in NYC. After many years in the arts (I am 36 and a mother of 1) I have decided I would like to be a PA or an NP. In the past year I have lost 3 very close family members and took care of all of them at home: 2 with cancer one with Alzheimer's who spent her final days in a nursing home, with me visiting every day and changing the dressings on her unstageable wounds. (long story, nursing home abuse) I am a huge fan of science and medicine. I thought about being a dermatologist in my early 20's but art is what I had been doing since I ca
  16. I am a third year student in University and I'm majoring in Health Sciences in the East Coast. I know I want to be in the medical field but I am torn between getting a post-bacc in Nursing or going straight to PA School. I want to achieve my highest potential but I don't know if starting with a BSN and working my way up would be more or less beneficial than going to grad school to become a PA. Any Suggestions? Please be informative and considerate.
  17. Hey guys, So, the university I attend does NOT OFFER ANY anatomy and physiology with labs course in the bio department *argh*. All that they offer is A&P through the nursing school. I would prefer to take it at my university because I get free tuition. Would taking A&P through the nursing school be satisfactory? If it matters, our nursing school is rated as one of the top in the country. Thanks for your help :)
  18. RNs who became PAs, please describe/compare/contrast your experiences in each program. I understand that both BSN (ASNs, MSNs too,) and PA programs are intense and challenging but: Which program was more difficult and how so? How much and in what ways did your nursing background help you in PA school? How does the nursing model compare with the the medical model? Is it hard to make the transition from one model to the other? Why did you choose to become a PA rather than an NP? THANKS for your input! Trying to get an idea of what I'm in for...
  19. Do ALL states require PA-C to take the PANRE or does CME satisfy the requirement? That is, are there some states that do not require PA-C to take the PANRE every 6 years and if so, is there a list? Thanks
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