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Physician Assistant

Become a highly competent, servant-oriented PA to meet increasing demand in the healthcare industry.  

Program Overview

Welcome to the SNU Physician Assistant Program page. We are excited to announce the addition of the PA program to the School of Professional and Graduate Studies.

The University has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission to offer a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. SNU's PA Program will be offered at the main campus in Bethany, OK. The program will occupy over 12,000 square feet of designated space that will consist of dedicated classroom space, lab space, clinical space, student space, and shared anatomy donor lab and Simulation lab spaces.

Check back often as the webpage is updated with program details. For inquiries, please email Program Director, Mark Moran, PA-C, DMS at mmoran@mail.snu.edu.

 

PA Program Mission Statement 

To train competent Physician Assistants to practice medicine with compassion and empathy, serving Oklahoma and all nations in a Christlike manner.


Accreditation
Southern Nazarene University has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Southern Nazarene University anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2025, pending achievement of Accreditation-Provisional status at the September 2024 ARC-PA meeting.

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.
SNU will only matriculate students once the Accreditation-Provisional status is achieved.

Meet our SNU Faculty

Mark Moran, PA-C, DMS

Program Director

Mark Moran, PA-C, DMS will serve as the founding Program Director. Dr. Moran comes to SNU will 19 years of experience as a physician assistant. His clinical experience includes 7 years of full-time emergency medicine and 2 years of family medicine.  He has been in PA education for 12 years, having served in various faculty and administrative roles. Dr. Moran has extensive experience with new program development and leadership.

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Mark and his wife relocated to Oklahoma from northeast TN. They have 11 children ages 6 months to 20 years old and enjoy homeschooling their children, going on field trips, and being part of their church community.

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Michael Johnson, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP

Medical Director

Michael Johnson, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP will serve as the founding Medical Director for the PA program. Dr. Johnson is a board-certified pediatrician who is currently serving as the Chief Medical Officer of the Bethany Children’s Health Center in Bethany, OK. Dr. Johnson has served as clinical faculty at the University of Oklahoma and has extensive experience in executive leadership development.

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Dr. Johnson pursued his medical training at The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and his pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He holds an MBA (Medical Management Focus) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) Read LessUp Red Angle

Location

All PA didactic coursework will be offered in person at SNU’s main campus in Bethany, OK. 

Bethany Campus

6729 NW 39th Expressway,
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008

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