Physician Assistant Program - Southwest Florida
Faculty and Staff
Nicole Outten, MMS, PA-C
Professor Outten obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and after spending time teaching at the junior and high school level, decided to pursue a career in medicine as a Physician Assistant. She is a proud graduate of the inaugural class at Nova Southeastern University SWFL PA program, and has practiced in both internal and emergency medicine since graduation.
Professor Outten graduated from high school in Fort Myers and feels that her ability to teach in a professional program which will produce competent physician assistants that will serve her hometown community is one of her greatest accomplishments.
She is the proud mother of four beautiful children, and she remarks that their support along with her devoted husband, and extended family, is a huge part of her professional success. Family is extremely important and as a result she focuses her practice of medicine and academic professorship with that in mind. She believes that when patients are educated and involved in their family members’ health, both compliance and outcomes are improved.
Professor Outten is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is dedicated to her profession and the growth of all physician assistants, and for that reason has joined the team that helped to establish her career. She is honored to be a full time professor and is currently co-directing courses such as Clinical Medicine and Surgery, and Clinical Laboratory Medicine. She sits as a member for the Faculty Development Committee and the Committee on Admissions. She participated in the 2013 Inaugural NSU – College of Health Care Sciences Scholarship Golf Tournament, which she looks forward to making an annual event.
Professor Outten has strong interest in Community Health, and Public Health Issues. She hopes through her academic tenure and experience as a PA, that she will be able to help her students have a positive impact on their local communities. She is excited about embarking on her journey through academia and continuing to provide current clinical experiences to her students.