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Please see below for the latest happenings and announcements for our health science programs:

The NSU Medical Sonography program updates for Winter 2019 are as follows:
  • Richard Scott, Sonographer with more than 20 years of experience, and former Ultrasound Supervisor with the Memorial Regional Health Care System, is the new Lab Instructor. Mr. Scott started to work on March 11, 2019. The program welcomes Richard Scott as his experience and contributions will enrich sonography students learning process in the lab.

 

  • Four second-year Student Lab Assistants also started during the winter term. They are: Jessica Sasseville, Tabitha Adams, Jennifer Moss, and Tyler Reitz.

 

  • The Medical Sonography program has created the Medical Sonography Scholarship Committee, which will coordinate team efforts for research and publication. The initiative followed a suggestion by Health Science Department Chair, Dr. Akiva Turner, J.D., Ph.D.

 

  • The White Coat Ceremony for Class 2020 was held on Friday March 15, 2019. Administrators, Faculty members, students as well as their relatives & friends attended the event, which was livestreamed. Students surprised attendees with a “Thank You” video filled with emotion and laughing moments.

 

  • The Ultrasound Integration project between the Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences/Medical Sonography program and the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine was launched in December 2018. The cooperative effort continues within the frame of Interprofessional Educational (IPE) and includes lectures, simulation of clinical scenarios with participation of standardized patients, as well as hands-on session and research. The project is supported by Dr. Johannes W. Vieweg, Dean of the KPCAM, and Dr. Stanley Wilson, Dean of the PPCHCS, Dr. Jorge Han, Director of the MS program, and Melissa Morris, PPCHCS Director of Simulation and Interactive Technology. 

 

The following faculty members are leading the initiative:

From Allopathic Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth Gray and  Dr. Maria Padilla.

From Medical Sonography, Dr. Jorge Han, Dr. Liliya Ryshchak, Dr. Patricia Vargas,  Dr. Deborah Mendelsohn , Dr. Lonette Spence, and Prof. Rose McCalla-Henry.

Please visit the Medical Sonography website for additional information.

https://healthsciences.nova.edu/healthsciences/sonography/index.html 

March 2019 Announcement - Clinical Research Associate and Clinical Trial Manager

Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Department of Health Science, has developed two new certificate programs in “Clinical Research Associate” and “Clinical Trial Manager”.  These two certificate programs are being offered within the online Master of Health Science program.

The certificate programs are a joint effort between Nova Southeastern University and Boras, a leading full-service global contract research organization.  These certificate programs will help prepare students to enter the rapidly growing field of clinical research and provide them with the practical skills and knowledge to secure employment in a well-paying career in the sciences. Designed specifically for health providers, administrators, and educators, the Master of Health Science program also offers concentrations in Sports Medicine, Higher Education, Health Care Risk Management, and Health Law.

For more information on the Master of Health Science program, please visit the pages for both concentrations:

https://healthsciences.nova.edu/healthsciences/mhs/researchassociateGC.html

https://healthsciences.nova.edu/healthsciences/mhs/clinicaltrialmanagerGC.html 

At the January 16, 2019 meeting of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), the Cardiovascular Sonography Program at NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus was granted continuing programmatic accreditation until 2024, without any additional action or report requirement. 

The following programs were found to be in compliance with the accreditation Standards and Guidelines and were granted continuing accreditation, with the next comprehensive evaluation to occur no later than 2024. These actions require no progress report and were approved on the consent agenda.

Cardiovascular Technology Nova Southeastern University-Tampa, Tampa, FL (Adult Echocardiography, Baccalaureate) Nova Southeastern University-Tampa, Tampa, FL (Noninvasive Vascular Study, Baccalaureate)

This important recognition of the quality of the Cardiovascular Sonography program at NSU Tampa was a result of the hard work by the faculty, staff, and students of the program.

The NSU Cardiovascular Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of CAAHEP.
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October 2017

NSU's Doctor of Health Science program is pleased to announce that it has added a new concentration to its offerings:

The Telehealth Concentration is designed to provide students with the opportunity to meet the personal and/or professional goals of gaining requisite knowledge/skills to be able to perform in an academic arena. The goal of the Education in the Health Care Professions Concentration fosters an in-depth application of knowledge and skills, inquiry and research, problem solving, collaboration and communication, professional development, higher order thinking skills, and ethical conduct.

For more information on this new concentration, please see its dedicated page here. It will begin in Winter 2018

May 2017

NSU's Doctor of Health Science program is pleased to announce that it has added a new concentration to its offerings:

The Education in the Health Care Professions Concentration is designed to provide students with the opportunity to meet the personal and/or professional goals of gaining requisite knowledge/skills to be able to perform in an academic arena. The goal of the Education in the Health Care Professions Concentration fosters an in-depth application of knowledge and skills, inquiry and research, problem solving, collaboration and communication, professional development, higher order thinking skills, and ethical conduct.

For more information on this new concentration, please see its dedicated page here. It will begin in Fall 2017.

The Education in Health Care Professions Concentration joins the Global Health Concentration as appealing options for DHS students looking to further specialize their path in the program.

March 2017

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is proud to announce its online Bachelor of Health Science Program (B.H.Sc.) is ranked among the best in the country by BestColleges.com. The program, ranked sixth by BestColleges.com, is offered through NSU’s College of Health Care Sciences in the Health Professions Division.

“This is the second time Bachelor of Health Science program has been recognized as a program of excellence,” said program director Christopher Mitchell, M.S. “TheBestSchools.org ranked the program in the Top 25 nationally in 2014.  I am very proud of the program and its student-centered focus.”

NSU’s Bachelor of Health Science online completion program prepares its students for success in healthcare by building upon their existing knowledge base as health care professionals. Leadership, diversity, and management are but a few of the areas covered in the curriculum.

The BestColleges.com online ranks educational programs based on a variety of criteria, including: student engagement, faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; admissions selectivity and peer reputation. Some of the methodology used for the rankings include academic quality, affordability and online programming. 

As published in SharkBytes - 3/22/2017.

Congratulations to all faculty, students and staff!

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