About us

About us

From Chief Executive Officer

Dear Student,
Welcome to Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts!

On behalf of my staff and faculty, I would like to thank you for your interest in Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts opened its first campus in February of 2004. Currently there are six operational campuses in California and a number of extensive allied-health and nursing programs offered, we also offer some programs via online and hybrid method of educational delivery. We are excited to be offering certificate, diploma and degree (up to Bachelor) level programs.  More than 2,500 students are served annually.

Your decision to join Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts could lead you to a rewarding and fulfilling career in the medical field.

Our catalog describes our programs, admission and graduation requirements, policies, and other essential information to help you decide on your course of study, as well as progress academically and administratively in your chosen program.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a private academy offering quality allied-health and nursing programs that integrate professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practical experience, by empowering students to develop and achieve their personal and career goals.

The design of our programs provides our students with an in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the medical industry. We, at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, consider the clinical part of our students’ training to be one of the most important aspects of their medical education. All of our students are required to rotate throughout our affiliated medical facilities while attending our academy. The number of clinical hours varies with each program.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is constantly improving its operations and quality level. We are proud of what has been accomplished in the past years and we look forward to sharing our future progress with you as we continue to address the needs of our students through a myriad of innovative techniques.

Konstantin Gourji
Chief Executive Officer

Mission Statement

The mission of Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is to offer quality allied-health and nursing programs that integrate professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practical experience, by empowering students to develop and achieve their personal and career goals.

Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts believes that education should promote the development of positive self-esteem, and for that purpose, provides services that support each student’s efforts to succeed academically, professionally, and personally.

Gurnick Academy provides training to individuals seeking a professional career in the medical field. This is accomplished through an educational format utilizing training that includes simulation mannequins, didactic lectures and hands-on experience provided by trained academicians, nurses, physicians and technologists. A breadth of general education courses are provided to support the student in the provision of safe and effective care for clients and families from diverse and multicultural populations across the life span.  Additionally, Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts engages in course delivery systems that include distance education and residential formats.

History

Gurnick founded its first campus in 2004, and we have now grown to include 6 campuses and 15 programs. We’re proud of our history. Learn more about it here.

Feb 2004San Mateo Campus offers UT Program
Jan 2005San Mateo Campus offers VN and MRI Technology Programs
Dec 2005Concord Campus offers VN Program
Nov 2007Fresno and Modesto Campuses offer VN Program
Mar 2008Concord Campus offers Psychiatric PT Program
Jun 2008Concord Campus offers RT Program
Dec 2009Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES) grants us Institutional Accreditation
Mar 2010Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) grants us RT Program accreditation
Feb 2013ABHES approves our PTA Associate of Science Degree Program
San Mateo Campus offers PTA Program
Mar 2013ABHES approves our PHL Program
All Campuses offer PHL Program
May 2013ABHES approves our Modesto Campus MRIT Program
Modesto Campus offers MRI Technology Program
Aug 2013ABHES accredits us for a maximum timeframe of 8 years through February 28 of 2022
Jan 2014American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (ARRT) recognizes our MRIT, RT and UT programs
Jul 2014ABHES approves the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program
Concord Campus offers BSN program (RN to BSN pathway)
Sep 2014ABHES approves the Associate of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program
San Mateo and Modesto Campuses offer AS MRI program
Dec 2014Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) grants us PTA program accreditation
Jan 2015ABHES approves the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Program in the Concord Campus
ABHES approves the Associate of Science in Ultrasound Technology Program in the San Mateo Campus
ABHES approves the Associate of Science in Ultrasound Technology Program in the Fresno Campus
Oct 2015ABHES approves the Dental Assistant Program
San Mateo Campus offer DA Program
Dec 2015ABHES approves the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program in the Concord Campus
Nov 2016ABHES approves the Associate of Science in Nursing Program in the Fresno Campus.
Jan 2017ABHES approves Sacramento Campus.
Aug 2017ABHES approves the Dental Assistant Program in the Modesto Campus.
Feb 2018California Board of Registered Nurses approves Associates of Science in Nursing Program in the Fresno Campus.
May 2018ABHES approves the Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Program in the Fresno Campus.
Jun 2018ABHES approves the Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Program in the Concord and San Mateo Campuses.
Nov 2018Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) grants us RT Program accreditation at our Sacramento Campus
Dec 2018ABHES and the California Board of Registered Nurses approves International Nurse Graduate Courses in the Fresno Campus
March 2019ABHES approves Los Angeles Campus
March 2019ABHES approves Limited X-Ray Technician with Medical Assistant Skills Program in the Los Angeles Campus
March 2019ABHES approves A.O.S. in Radiologic Technology Program in the Los Angeles Campus
Sept 2019ABHES approves the Medical Assistant Program in the Los Angeles Campus

Academy Calendar

Jan 6, 2020
B.S. in Nursing Program – RN to BSN Start Date - Concord
Jan 6, 2020
Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy Program Start Date - Concord
Jan 6, 2020
A.S. in Nursing (ADN) Program Generic ADN - Fresno
Jan 6, 2020
A.S. in Nursing (ADN) Program LVN-RN Advanced Placement - Fresno
Jan 6, 2020
B.S. in Nursing Program – RN to BSN Start Date - Online
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