Dear Physician Assistant Students,
Congratulations and welcome to Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program at Jacksonville. The hard work and determination it has taken to achieve this accomplishment deserves recognition. The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with the education and resources needed to become a competent healthcare professional.
The Opening Ceremony for Orientation Week will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Additional information for the ceremony can be located in the ORIENTATION DOCUMENTS section. Following the Opening Ceremony for Orientation Week, mandatory orientation sessions are May 16, 2018 through May 18, 2018 and reserved for students only.
Students are to read all the documents in the ORIENTATION DOCUMENTS section, as there are many items prior to the first day of orientation to complete. Pay close attention to the items that must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions. For questions about any of the items, feel free to contact me via phone 904-245-8981 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Kandee Griffith, Admissions Counselor, at 904-245-8913 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
In preparation for the first Physical Diagnosis Lab, students are required to purchase the equipment on the Diagnostic Equipment List prior to the first lab for the Physical Diagnosis course. Students may purchase equipment prior to orientation or students may elect to wait until they arrive on campus, to purchase at the equipment fair held during orientation week.
To learn more about the options offered at the equipment fair, the 2019 NSU-PA Diagnostic Equipment Order Form will be available after May 1. This resource will provide an opportunity to research options and make purchases in advance. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Physical Diagnosis course directors, Dr. Rappa via phone 904-245-8985 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Professor Finck via phone 904-245-8984 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The course syllabus and book information for the Medical Terminology course, PAJ 540, is located on the Orientation website. This course is independent study and self-taught and will not have class lectures. Students are to review the syllabus and begin working on the course material as soon as possible. Pace yourself by planning to read a certain number of chapters per day and completing the worksheets.
The Medical Terminology exam is on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM. If students are not successful in passing the exam, they will be required to take a remedial examination. For any questions about this course, please contact the course director, Dr. Rappa via phone 904-245-8985 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, the summer semester classes officially begin on Monday, 21, 2018 at 9 AM. All students are expected to be in attendance. The academic calendar for the summer semester will be available for students prior to that time.
Again, congratulations and welcome. I look forward to meeting everyone on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Racheal McInnis, MSN, MPAS, RN, PA-C
Academic Director/Assistant Professor