What is considered adequate hands on patient care?
Job duties can include patient intake, vitals, chief complaint, draw blood/urine, explain discharge instructions, and answer patient questions of instructions.
Is there an "age limit" on how old the science courses are for anatomy/physiology and microbiology courses?
Heritage University offers a refresher A&P course during the didactic year, therefore we have no limit on how old the course was provided the science GPA is a 3.0 or higher.
Which local colleges offer the microbiology classes that are accepted by the PA Program at Heritage University?
Heritage University, Yakima Valley Community College, and Central Washington University course are all acceptable.
What online colleges accept credits from the RN program at YVCC?
Grand Canyon University, Washington Governors University, and Rio Salada will each review your transcript and transfer credits according to their policy.
Is a GRE required for admission?
When should the letter of recommendation be dated for when submitting the application?
Reference letters should be dated within 1 year of application submission.
How many letters of reference need to be from a PA provider?
Two different PA references is suggested, but one at a minimum. The third letter of reference must be from a physician who is familiar with your work.
What type of science classes is acceptable?
Only human science courses will be accepted. An unacceptable course referring to plants, astronomy, or geology.
How is a quarter classes converted to semester?
Take the 5 quarter credit divide by 1.5 = 3.33
How is the GPA calculated at Heritage? Will the committee only look at the last class that was taken or will they take the average of the two of the same class?
We look at the last time the class was taken. So if they had a 2.0 GPA in their A&P ten years ago but they retook it 2 years ago and got a 3.5, the 3.5 is what we are interested in.
Is Heritage University a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program through the GI Bill?
Yes, for further information please contact the Financial Aid Department.