The successful applicant to the NSU PA Program Orlando will possess a combination of life, educational and work experience that shows a commitment to patient care, an understanding of the PA profession and the ability to perform in a demanding academic and professional setting. Competition for entrance into PA programs is strong.
Although not required, health care experience is highly recommended. This experience can be either paid or volunteer and should include exposure to mid level practitioners. Applicants may gain valuable information from the material available as Associate Members of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Past educational performance, while not indicative of current abilities, can predict performance in the program. Every attempt should be made to enhance overall and science course GPA prior to application. The first year is extremely demanding and the applicant will benefit by taking courses that simulate this type of education. Maintaining a high GPA and/or improvement of the GPA in most recent academic endeavors are considered in evaluating applicants.