Why do I wanna be a PA?
I chose the PA profession because it allows me to work at the level of care I am comfortable providing, as well as being able to enter the work force after obtaining a master’s degree. I also wanted to be in a profession that allows flexibility and change throughout one’s career.
What it takes to be a PA?
Requirements to Become a PA In most cases, a physician assistant will need a master’s degree from an accredited institution (two years of post-graduate education after completing a four-year degree). Apply to ARC-PA accredited programs; Complete a 2-3 year, master’s level program; Pass the PANCE licensing exam.
How hard is it to become a PA?
Becoming a PA isn’t easy, but it takes less time than becoming an MD. Qualifications vary from state to state, but most physician assistants become licensed after completing a four-year degree followed by a 25-month accredited physician assistant program and then a one-year clinical rotation.
Whats better a PA or NP?
If you’re looking to jump right into practice, physician assistants finish school quicker than physicians or NPs without a nursing education. However, if you are already a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, you have a significant advantage when pursuing an Advanced Practice Nursing degree.