Skyrocketing PA Growth: Six-Figure Average Earnings

Demand for Physician Assistants is soaring: the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 31% growth through 2028, with six-figure average annual earnings. But it’s critical to choose the right program that prepares you for a rapidly-changing health care world. 

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What Employers Say

According to repeated employer feedback, Nova Southeastern University graduates are top-notch Physician Assistants. Survey after survey reveals top patient care ratings by supervising physicians, clinics and hospitals.

Stellar PA Program Faculty

You’ll learn from highly-accomplished physician assistants and physicians, all eager to share their wealth of career experience. Several have also had medical school academic appointments.

Four Florida PA Programs

Explore NSU’s PA programs in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville or Orlando.

Help Shape Tomorrow’s PA Profession

Your fellow NSU Sharks continue to make big waves in the PA profession: building influential connections throughout the medical field; leading PA programs; holding senior-level roles at the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA) and American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Ready to join them?

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NSU’s Florida PA Programs

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M.M.S. in Physician Assistant

Choose the PA program created by experienced PA industry leaders and rated highly by employers. Explore our accredited NSU Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant.

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Double Your Career Possibilities: PA/M.P.H.

This dual M.M.S./M.P.H. degree curriculum combines rigorous PA clinician training (M.M.S.) with broader-based analytical skills and community health insights (M.P.H.) for public health program development, research or teaching expertise. Earn yours in just three years.

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Emergency Medicine Certificate

The Certificate in Emergency Medicine is for advanced practitioners who are interested in obtaining specialized education in emergency medicine to prepare them for a position in a high-acuity emergency department.

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Innovative Approaches

We go beyond traditional methods to accelerate your learning. NSU was among the first P.A. programs to include Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in our curriculum. Our patient simulations and case studies embody interprofessional education (IPE) – vital skills you’ll need to succeed in your practice. These are just two of many innovative approaches you’ll find in your NSU P.A. program.

POCUS Initiatives
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Nationally Recognized

Each NSU P.A. program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

Earning Potential

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Physician Assistants

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Learn from PA Leaders Respected Nationwide

Your NSU PA professors are not only experienced clinicians and educators; they’re also active thought leaders in the medical community and hold high-profile roles that influence direction and standards for the entire PA profession.

Just a few examples of industry roles held by NSU faculty members:

  • Regional Director at the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member of the PAEA PACKRAT (Physician Assistant Education Association Physician Assistant Clinical Knowledge Rating and Assessment Tool)
  • Test Writing Committee
  • Editorial Review Board Member (Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice)
  • Editorial Review Board Member (Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)


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