About the Program
The Physician Assistant program at Point Loma Nazarene University is unique to the PA profession in several ways. As a faith-based university, our aim is to produce competent, professional clinicians who practice evidence-based medicine, demonstrate cultural sensitivity, and have the opportunity to manifest their faith through service to the community. The program blends service experiences into the curriculum throughout both the didactic and clinical phases, including a dedicated month each year allowing domestic, national, or international medical exposures through the extensive networks and local connections in Southern California.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Point Loma Nazarene University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the Point Loma Nazarene University.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-point-loma-nazarene-university/.
Program Tuition and Fees
|Semester One (Fall)|
|Semester Two (Spring)|
|Semester Three (Summer)|
University One Time Graduation Fee
|Year One||Year Two|
|AAPA/CAPA student membership (opt)||$105||$30|
Students are responsible for expenses associated with laptop/computer, housing, transportation, parking, health insurance and professional expenses related to the National Certifying Examination for Physician Assistants.
Program Policies and Procedures
Students enrolled in the Physician Assistant program must read and follow the Physician Assistant Student Handbook.