Stand Out with Northwestern

Stand out as a healthcare professional who practices with integrity and compassion. Experience exceptional hands-on and faith-informed learning, strong support in a smaller cohort, and robust medical preparation in a rural setting. 

Supportive cohort and faculty

As a PA, you will work as a vital member of a healthcare team. At Northwestern, we want you to develop your gifts as a leader and teammate to become an effective practitioner and colleague. You will be part of an intentionally smaller cohort. You will support each other, work as a collaborative team and experience a strong mentorship program.


The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Northwestern College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Northwestern College

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