Physician Assistant Program - Orlando

Orientation

Dear Student:

Welcome to Nova Southeastern University's Orlando Physician Assistant Program and your first step toward a rewarding and challenging new career as a health care professional.

The Academic Year will begin on May 29, 2014, with an Orientation. Classes start on June 2, 2014. There will be an Opening Ceremony on Friday, May 30 at 12:00 p.m. to welcome you to the PA program. Family members are welcome at the ceremony, which will be followed by a reception.

We are looking forward to seeing you on May 29. The faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the finest education as well as the best learning opportunities possible. Our goal is to make your experience at Nova Southeastern the best available in the nation.

Again, congratulations on your selection, and we look forward to seeing you. If I can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Lorilee H. Butler, MPAS, M.Ed, PA-C
Program Director/Department Chair
Orlando Physician Assistant Program
4850 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32839

Attendance Confirmation Form

Please fill in and email the completed Attendance Confirmation Form to Iris Reynolds by Friday, May 16, 2014.

Orientation Day Dress Code

Please note that the dress code for all orientation events unless otherwise informed, will be as follows:

Students must dress in professional attire.

Summer 2013 Booklist

Students are responsible for obtaining the textbooks and materials listed on the PA Orlando Summer Booklist.

Diagnostic Equipment List

Students in the Physician Assistant Program will be required to have their own diagnostic equipment in order to perform physical examinations. The PA Diagnostic Equipment List will let you know what you need.

Academic Calendar 2014-2015

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 http://www.nova.edu/resources/nsuidentity.html.

NSU Sharkcard

The NSU Shark Card is the official Nova Southeastern University identification card. All students, faculty, and staff are required to carry the NSU Card for identification purposes. In addition, the card can be used as a library card and for building access. Instructions for completing and obtaining the Shark Card can be found on the main orientation website. Please go to the main orientation website, scroll to NSU Sharkcard, and choose Procedures for Distance Students and Educational Centers.

Parking Permit Application

All students at the NSU Orlando Student Education Center (SEC) are required to obtain a parking permit. Please go to the main website, scroll down to Parking Permit Application, and click on NSU Public Safety website. Follow the directions. If you have multiple vehicles that you may drive to the school, you will want to complete a section for each one.

Bookstore

All books on the booklist can be found on the NSU Bookstore. Any questions regarding the ordering process can be directed to the NSU Bookstore, (954) 262-4750. Visit the NSU Bookstore.