3/9/17 01:49PM

Certified physician assistant at red rocks community college physician assistant program nationally recognized


Lakewood, CO – Dayna Jaynstein, PA-C, a certified physician assistant faculty member at the Red Rocks Community College PA Program, was recently awarded a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Jaynstein received the CAQ in Emergency Medicine, a distinction earned by meeting licensure, education and experience requirements and then passing a national exam in the specialty. She is one of only 20 certified PAs in Colorado to earn a CAQ in Emergency Medicine since the program’s inception in 2011. CAQs are offered to certified PAs in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, orthopedic surgery, nephrology, pediatrics and psychiatry.

In addition to her work at Red Rocks Community College, Jaynstein is also a certified PA at Denver Health and is a recipient of the 2012 Peak Performers Award for Hospital-Based PAs in the Rocky Mountain region.

Red Rocks Community College’s Physician Assistant Program, the only masters PA program in the nation offered at a community college, has been granted continuing accreditation status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) sponsored by Red Rocks Community College until March 2027.

“We are proud of our accreditation preparation efforts and how we demonstrated the strength of the Red Rocks PA Program,” says Christa Dobbs, Director of RRCC’s Physician Assistant Program. “As we near the start of the Master’s degree curriculum in the fall of 2017, we know we have a strong foundation on which to continue to produce excellent PA’s.”

About the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is the only certifying organization for physician assistants (PAs) in the United States. The PA-C credential is awarded by NCCPA to PAs who fulfill certification, certification maintenance and recertification requirements. There are more than 115,500 certified PAs in the U.S. today. For more information, visit www.PAsDoThat.net.

More about Red Rocks Community College

Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 14,000 students per year online and at two campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.

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