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B.S. in Cardiovascular Sonography


Dear Students:

The faculty and staff of the Cardiovascular Sonography Program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Tampa extend a warm welcome to the members of the incoming class of Bachelor of Science Cardiovascular Sonography students. As Program Director, I congratulate you on your acceptance and admission to our program. You have taken the first important steps in your pursuit of a fulfilling career in diagnostic medical imaging in the specialties of cardiac and vascular sonography by choosing our program here at Nova Southeastern University. The faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the finest resources and the best learning opportunities possible during your time with us, in preparation for your entrance into this exciting new career.

We are looking forward to working with you and your fellow classmates in a collaborative effort that will culminate with your graduation as Cardiovascular Sonographers. The goal of the Cardiovascular Sonography program is to prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership roles that will benefit the healthcare community. The educational process here at NSU is committed to training and educating competent sonographers who will embrace the cardiovascular care team to provide safe, high-quality and compassionate diagnostic ultrasound imaging care for all patients.

Thank you again for choosing Nova Southeastern University, and please know that we stand ready to work with you and serve you as you journey through the Cardiovascular Sonography program.


Samuel Yoders, Ed. S, M.H.Sc., RVT
Program Director, Health Science Department
Cardiovascular Sonography Program
Nova Southeastern University, Tampa


Monday, May 15, 2017.


Sign-in starts at 8:30 am, Opening Reception starts at 8:45 a.m. in the Atrium, Tampa Regional Campus

Attendance is mandatory.

Agenda for Monday, May 15th, 2017.

Information will include:

  • building orientation
  • student ID badges
  • student email accounts
  • parking pass
  • services available through Student Services
  • student health insurance or waiver completion
  • Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) prior to course registration
  • course registration for the first semester

Schedule for the Week

Other Useful Information

Things to do before orientation:

Obtain NSU Login ID & Email Account

Please set up your NSU Identity prior to attending Orientation. Students may obtain their SharkLink IDs and email account credentials by visiting us here.

Complete Background Checks (You will receive an E-mail from Castle Branch Customer Service with a personal link to set up your account)

Accepted applicants and students are required to authorize the Health Professions Division to obtain background checks. Please note that incoming students must complete the online background check documentation prior to Orientation.

After you have confirmed with the University that you will be attending NSU, information regarding the background check procedure will be sent via a link in order to set up your personal Castle Branch account. If you have not received your link from Castle Branch, contact Heidi Jameson at If you have any difficulty setting up your account or logging in, please contact Castle Branch at (888) 723-4263, Ext. 7196

Complete Your Immunizations and Physical Exam & Upload the Forms (Complete with Background Check at the Same Time)

All incoming students must have a thorough physical examination prior to the first day of classes. Please review the Immunization Guidelines.

To complete this process:

  • Have your physician fill out the Physical Exam Form
  • And have your physician fill out the Immunization Form
  • Submit both of these forms by uploading them to Castle Branch located at Remember you must have an account set up with your background check (see Step Three above) to be able to upload your documents.

The immunizations listed above on the Immunization Form are required of all students in the Health Professions Division based on the current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for Health Care Personnel. Every student is required to have completed these immunizations listed above before matriculating into Nova Southeastern University. Failure to comply with this policy may result in the student’s inability to satisfy the requirements for graduation from their academic program.

Please note: DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. YOU MUST KEEP A COPY FOR YOUR RECORDS. If you are unable to access a scanner, please take a High-Definition photo of your documents with your phone, or use the Certified Background iPhone App.

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