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Accreditation

LMU-Knoxville PA Program

ACCREDITATION 

 

University Regional Accreditation

Lincoln Memorial University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associates through Doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lincoln Memorial University. 

 

Professional Accreditation

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Lincoln Memorial University-Knoxville Physician Assistant program sponsored by Lincoln Memorial University-Knoxville.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation- Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-lincoln-memorial-university-knoxville/

Contact the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., (ARC-PA) at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 275, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, call 770-476-1224, or visit the ARC-PA website  (http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation/standards-of-accreditation/) for questions about ARC-PA Standards.

 **LMU has a PA Program in Harrogate, TN that is separate from the PA Program in Knoxville, TN.  The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) reviews each LMU PA Program separately for compliance with the ARC-PA Standards and policies and determines the ARC-PA Accreditation status for each LMU PA Program separately.**

PA graduates must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) in order to practice in all states, the District of Columbia, and all American territories.  PA graduates are only eligible to take the PANCE if they have graduated from a PA program accredited by the ARC-PA.  The LMU-Knoxville PA Program is responsible for obtaining and maintaining ARC-PA Accreditation and for complying with ARC-PA Standards and policies.  The Program will inform all matriculating and enrolled PA Students in person and/or via email or U.S. mail of any change in the Program’s ARC-PA Accreditation status in addition to posting this information on the Program’s website.

 

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

The LMU-Knoxville PA Program’s curriculum meets the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants’ (NCCPA) requirements for graduates to be eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) and state licensure requirements for graduates to apply for licensure in all 50 states.  The program will monitor the NCCPA and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) websites for changes in these requirements.
https://www.aapa.org/advocacy-central/state-advocacy/state-laws-and-regulations/