Dear Physician Assistant Student:
Congratulations and welcome to Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program at Jacksonville. Your hard work and dedication have started you on a journey toward becoming a part of a rewarding healthcare profession. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with the education and resources needed to become a competent healthcare professional.
Before starting the Program, you are required to attend Orientation Week which will be held May 12-May 19, 2017. The Opening Ceremony for Orientation Week will be Friday, May 12, 2017. Each student is allowed to bring one guest to attend this ceremony; however, the rest of the week is reserved for students only.
Additionally, please read through the ORIENTATION DOCUMENTS section, as there are many items that must be completed prior to the first day of orientation. Pay close attention to the items that must completed and sent to the Office of Admissions. If you have any questions about any of the items, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 904-245-8975 or contact Mrs. Kandee Griffith, Admissions Coordinator, at 904-245-8913 or at email@example.com.
In preparation for the first Physical Diagnosis Lab, you are required to purchase the equipment listed on the Diagnostic Equipment List. The equipment should be purchased by Thursday, June 1, 2017. At that time, the PA faculty will be available to ensure that the equipment purchased meets the Program’s guidelines. You may purchase this equipment ahead of time, or you may elect to wait until you arrive on campus, as an instrument fair will be held during orientation week. If you would like to know more about the options offered at the equipment fair, you can review the 2019 NSU-PA Diagnostic Equipment Order Form available after May 1. This resource will provide you an opportunity to research your options and make purchases in advance. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the course directors, Professor Finck via phone 904-245-8984 or via E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Rappa via phone 904-245-8985 or via E-mail at email@example.com.
On the Orientation website, you will find a syllabus for the course, Medical Terminology. This course is an independent self-taught course. Please review the syllabus and begin working on this course as soon as possible. Pace yourself by planning to read a certain number of chapters per day and completing the worksheets. The examination for this course will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM. If you do not successfully complete the examination, you will be required to take a remedial examination. If you have any questions about this course, please contact the course director, Dr. Hugh Rappa, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (904) 245-8985.
Lastly, your classes begin on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9 AM in an effort to accommodate the busy academic schedule. The expectation is that all students will be in attendance.
Again, congratulations and welcome. I look forward to meeting you on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Charlene Bolton, M.S. Ed., M.M.S., PA-C
Program Director/Academic Director