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Becoming a Physician Assistant in Nevada

Step 1 -- Earn your degree from an American Medical Association (AMA) accredited physician assistant educational program. (Educational requirements are discussed in more detail in the educational section.) You may be required to supply proof of your completion further down the line, generally in the form of transcripts.

Step 2 -- Apply for and pass all exams in connection with your license including the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).

Step 3 -- Request an application form from the Nevada State Licensing Board and pay all applicable fees, including the cost for a criminal background check. You may be required to appear in person before the Board for acceptance of your application under certain circumstances.

Step 4 -- Supply required supporting documents with your application.

Individuals who wish to qualify for licensure as a physician assistant in Nevada should note the following:

  1. Show proof of passing the exam by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  2. Be able to communicate in English.
  3. Have a good reputation and be of good moral character.
  4. Attended and completed a training course that has been approved by one of the following accrediting bodies:  The Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant, which are affiliated with the American Medical Association.
  5. Be certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  6. Completed all educational requirements.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-630.html#NAC630Sec055

It typically takes one to three months to receive your physician assistant license in Nevada once you have completed your exams and submitted your application.

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