Are there any distance PA programs out there?

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    Hello.
    Still considering all options for grad school and appriciate any input. Out of curiosity I looked into physician assistant programs as well as the different advanced practice nursing options. Is anyone aware of online/distance PA programs? I have found many distance FNP programs but zero distance PA programs. Just wondering why....
    Thanks
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    Quote from Critical CareRN
    Hello.
    Still considering all options for grad school and appriciate any input. Out of curiosity I looked into physician assistant programs as well as the different advanced practice nursing options. Is anyone aware of online/distance PA programs? I have found many distance FNP programs but zero distance PA programs. Just wondering why....
    Thanks
    PA programs are required to teach clinical skills by known entities. They are also required to provide all clinical sites (the student cannot be required to get their own). There are two programs that have substantial distance learning in them. University of North Dakota and the UC/Davis primary care program. Both of these will require you to be on campus for at least 5-6 months of the two years.
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    what was your reason for choosing to be pa over apn? i was looking into this because i like the idea of being trained in a medical model format instead of the nursing model. i have little patience for nursing diagnosis and theory but might have to go that route due to location/family circumstances. anyway thank you for your response.
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    what was your reason for choosing to be pa over apn? i was looking into this because i like the idea of being trained in a medical model format instead of the nursing model. i have little patience for nursing diagnosis and theory but might have to go that route due to location/family circumstances. anyway thank you for your response.
    my attempts at nursing ended with my one and only class in nursing theory. ultimately i chose pa because i thought i wanted to work in surgery, i liked the ability to move fairly seamlessly between specialties, and i like the medical model.

    after 11 years i'm on my fourth specialty. i like being in the steep part of the learning curve and being challenged. when i have become comfortable in a situation i look for the next step to move on. thats what helped make my decision for pa over medical school.


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