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Gannon University’s Master of Physician Assistant Science Earns Accreditation

Ruskin, Florida Campus

Ruskin, Florida Campus

The Gannon University-Ruskin, Fla. Master of Physician Assistant Science program has been granted Accreditation Provisional status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), Inc. on April 11, 2019.

Gannon University boasts a history of providing exceptional healthcare education to prepare physician assistants for licensure and clinical practice at Gannon University, with the Erie program having received initial accreditation in October of 1978.

The ARC-PA accreditation process offers a means of providing assurance to the public that a program meets specific quality standards. The process helps to maintain program quality and stimulates program improvement through program assessment.

Graduates of the physician assistant program are eligible to sit for the national board exam before applying for state licensure.

“The college’s mission is to deliver exceptional academic programs that prepare students to become knowledgeable, innovative and socially responsible professionals within their careers and communities,” said Sarah Ewing, dean of the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences.

“By receiving provisional accreditation from ARC-PA, we are able to expand our graduate program offerings in Ruskin, Fla. and deliver exceptional healthcare education to more students interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant starting in fall 2019,” said Ewing. 

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