Application Screening Policy

(ARC-PA 5th Edition Standards A3.11, A3.13, A3.14, A3.15)

Effective: 5/16/2023

Application Screening Process

Applicants must meet all program Requirements and Prerequisites as well as submit all required documents before the program application deadline in order to be considered for faculty review. A PA Program Faculty and Staff member will complete the initial screening.

Initial Screening Process

The PA Program will screen all applications to verify that program perquisites have been met:

  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Baccalaureate Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in the United States. (Currently, foreign degrees, including equivalency evaluations, do not satisfy the academic prerequisites)
  • Overall GPA 2.75 or above
  • Prerequisite courses met and grades B- or above
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology: 6 semester credits
    • General Biology: 3 semester credits
    • General Chemistry: 3 semester credits
    • General Statistics: 3 semester credits
  • 2000 hours: minimum paid, direct hands-on patient care

In addition, the following documents are required for the application to be considered complete:

  • Official transcripts from every university or college attended
  • Three (3) letters of reference
  • CV

Preference points will be assigned to applicants in the following areas that align with the program's mission and goals:

  • Residents of Nevada or applicants with Nevada Heritage
  • Military Service
  • Rural resident

Incomplete Application

  • Applications that do not meet all the prerequisites or have outstanding documents are considered incomplete.
  • Applicants will be contacted detailing missing and/or incomplete requirements and will not be considered for further review.