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M.S. in Anesthesia - Fort Lauderdale

Orientation Documents

New Student Orientation

Dear Students:

The faculty and staff of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program - Ft. Lauderdale at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) extend a warm welcome to the new class of Master of Science in Anesthesia students. I would like to congratulate you on your acceptance and admission to our program. You have taken the first steps in your pursuit of a fulfilling career in anesthesia at Nova Southeastern University. The faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the finest resources as well as the best learning opportunities possible.

We are looking forward to working with your class in a collaborative effort that will culminate with your graduation as Anesthesiologist Assistants. The goal of the Anesthesiologist Assistant program is to prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership roles that will benefit the healthcare community. The educational process will be committed to training and educating competent anesthetists who will embrace the anesthesia care team to provide safe, quality and compassionate anesthesia care of all degrees of illness for the surgical patient.

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a career as an Anesthesiologist Assistant, the faculty, staff and administration look forward to joining you on your journey through the program.


Jermaine Leclerc, M.H.Sc.; MHSA
CAA Program Director, Department of Anesthesia
Master of Science in Anesthesia Program, Ft. Lauderdale
Nova Southeastern University

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony will take place Monday May 23, 2022 at 2:30 pm in the Morris Auditorium on the Main Campus of the University.

Summer Courses

Please be sure to purchase the required flash cards for the Medical Terminology course (ANES 5048) as soon as possible and begin studying for your exam which is scheduled during the week of orientation. This is an independent study course.

Stedman's Medical Terminology Flash Cards
Edition: Second
ISBN/ISSN: 9781608311781

To better prepare you for your entrance into the AA program, please review the "Anesthesia Mediation Sheet" to familiarize yourself with the common medical abbreviations, terminology, and medications used in the practice of anesthesia.

Please note that you will NOT be registering for summer courses. The program personnel will be completing your registration prior to orientation to ensure timely disbursement of financial aid.

Membership Applications

We require you join four anesthesia organizations that support the Anesthesiologist Assistant profession. Please fill out the three that are provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants, and the Florida Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants. The fourth application, from the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, will be provided to you at orientation. Please follow the links below to complete your membership applications before the first day of class.

White Coats

All White Coats will need to be obtained prior to the date of orientation. As this process can take up to six weeks, please make sure that you have ordered your white lab coats prior to April 6th. To ensure appropriate sizing for your white coat it is recommended that you receive a fitting for your white coats at your local uniform store. Once you have been fitted, you may then proceed with ordering your lab coat at the NSU bookstore website. You can order your white lab coat through the NSU bookstore at

Shark Cards

All Shark Cards can be obtained on the day of Orientation at the One Stop Shop on the first level of the HPD building.

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