NWC physician assistant professors

Professors for Northwestern College’s master’s degree program in physician assistant studies — Sandra Muyskens, Dr. Christina Hanson, Jill Van Otterloo and Lori Anderson — are preparing for the first class, which starts in May.

ORANGE CITY—The master’s degree program in physician assistant studies at Northwestern College in Orange City has received accreditation-provisional, which is the initial accreditation status for new programs.

The 27-month on-site faith-based graduate program will enroll up to 32 students each year and will be held in the renovated Van Peursem Hall classrooms and labs.

The redesigned spaces will accommodate equipment for teaching physician assistant students, such as treatment tables, virtual cadaver tables and gross anatomy dissection tables.