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Pre-PA: Should I get my masters or should I get pursue LPN


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I've been teaching and recently decided to pursue PA. I graduated with a BA in Ed. I have zero patient care hours and my GPA is not considered competitive. Should I purse LPN (should take me about a 1-1.5 years to attain) or get a masters degree in Healthcare Administrations? 

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9 hours ago, Bart92 said:

Both. Theres limited options where I'm from. Schools here only offer RN, LPN, MA, or CNA.

Any of those will get you PCE.

Stil not clear if you need to get actual pre-reqs for PA school, but most nursing courses don't qualify (i.e biology for nursing is not the same as biology for pre-PA/MD).  Something to keep in mind.  Depends on how much time and money you have available to you.  Might be better off taking courses required for PA school to raise your GPA and getting PCE on the side vs a degree seeking program like RN.  But that's a very individual thing and depends on a lot of personal factors.

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