Accreditation, Approval, Recognition, Membership

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts holds national institutional accreditation by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES accreditation does not include continuing education courses. ABHES is located at: 7777 Leesburg Pike Suite 314 N, Falls Church, Virginia 22043, 703.917.9503.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. CPPEA is governed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education; information about the Bureau can be found at www.bppe.ca.gov.

Vocational Nurse Program

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (San Mateo, Concord, Fresno and Modesto campuses) Vocational Nurse Program is approved and accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Contact information for Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians is: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833, Phone: (916) 263-7800.

Psychiatric Technician Program

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (Concord campus), Psychiatric Technician Program is approved and accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Contact information for Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians is: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833, Phone: (916) 263-7800.

MRI Technology and Associate of Science in MRI Program

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (San Mateo and Modesto campuses), MRI Technology Program and Associate of Science in MRI Program are recognized and accredited by American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). The mailing address for ARMRIT is: 8815 Commonwealth Blvd., Bellerose, NY 11426. Information about the registry can be found at www.armrit.org.

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology Program and Associate of Science in MRI Technology Program are recognized by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) - www.arrt.org/Education/Educational-Programs. Graduates from the above mentioned programs are eligible to sit for  ARRT (MRI). Anyone taking an examination offered by ARRT and who graduates on or after January 1, 2015, must hold, at a minimum, an earned associate’s degree. For more information about ARRT, please visit: www.arrt.org. ARRT is located at ARRT, 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120, Phone: 651-687-0048.

Radiologic Technology Program and Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Program

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (Concord campus) Radiologic Technology Program and Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Program are accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Contact information for The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is: 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, email: mail@jrcert.org, www.jrcert.org.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (Concord campus), Radiologic Technology Program and Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Program are approved by the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB) as a school for radiographers. The programs also hold State approval as a fluoroscopy school. Contact Information for Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch is: P.O. Box 997414, MS 7610, Sacramento, CA 95899-7414, (916) 327-5106.

The Radiologic Technology Program and Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Program are recognized by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) – www.arrt.org/Education/Educational-Programs. Graduates from the above mentioned programs are eligible to sit for ARRT (R). Anyone taking an examination offered by ARRT and who graduates on or after January 1, 2015, must hold, at a minimum, an earned associate’s degree. For more information about ARRT, please visit: www.arrt.org. ARRT is located at ARRT, 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120, Phone: 651-687-0048.

Ultrasound Technology Program and  Associate of Science in Ultrasound Technology Program

The Ultrasound Technology Program and Associate of Science in Ultrasound Technology Program are recognized by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) – www.arrt.org/Education/Educational-Programs. Graduates from the above mentioned programs are eligible to sit for ARRT (S). Anyone taking an examination offered by ARRT and who graduates on or after January 1, 2015, must hold, at a minimum, an earned associate’s degree. For more information about ARRT, please visit: www.arrt.org. ARRT is located at ARRT, 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120, Phone: 651-687-0048.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org.

IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is an approved course provider by Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) to provide IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification Courses.

Other Approvals and Memberships

  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is approved by US Department of Education to participate in Title IV/Federal Financial Aid programs.

  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is approved for the training of Veterans and eligible persons as an eligible institution. This approval will enable Veterans and their eligible dependents/spouses to utilize their GI Bill benefits to train to become Career Healthcare professionals.

  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a member of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS).

  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is approved to accept participants from Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Employment Development Department (EDD) and California counties retraining programs.

  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts (San Mateo campus) is approved by Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) to accept international students. More information can be found at egov.ice.gov/sevis/.

  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a member of the Chamber of Commerce (SMCC).

  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is approved by the National Healthcare Association to administer the Certified EKG Technician, and Certified Phlebotomy Technician examination.

Individuals who would like to review the accrediting/licensure documentation should contact the appropriate Campus Director (www.gurnick.edu/contacts).