Welcome to the fully accredited Physician Assistant Program - Ft. Myers, part of Nova Southeastern University's College of Health Care Sciences. The program is housed in a state of the art, 60,000 square foot facility, in Ft. Myers, Florida, conveniently located at exit 136 (Colonial Boulevard) off of I-75 in Fort Myers.
The PA Department is also pleased to offer a PA/MPH Concurrent Degree Program providing an opportunity for students to attain an MPH degree in addition to the entry-level Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant degree. Information regarding this opportunity can be reviewed here
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation - Continued status to the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program - Fort Myers sponsored by Nova Southeastern University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2028. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation standards and ARC-PA policy.
The Physician Assistant (PA) Program Ft. Myers is based upon the successful model of the Fort Lauderdale program, which has been continuously accredited since its inception in 1993. The NSU PA Program Ft. Myers currently has 10 full time faculty members, including a full time Medical Director. With a maximum enrollment of 60 students, the program is able to offer a low student to faculty ratio.
The program strives to meet its mission and goals. We work towards producing competent primary care physician assistants, improving the health care delivery of underserved areas, and promoting the physician assistant profession. See our Mission, Goals & Outcomes.
For more information regarding the NSU PA Program in Ft. Myers or the accreditation process, contact us at (954) 262-1101 or 877-640-0218.
The PA Program is proud to be a supporter of the Physician Assistant History Society