Welcome Letter from the Dean

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a significant provider of nursing education and we welcome you to the NSU website. Whether you are seeking a career as a nurse or are interested in obtaining a higher degree to enhance your nursing options, NSU has programs that will meet your needs. The faculty members at NSU are committed to excellence in education and strive to create an engaging academic environment.

After years of extraordinary growth and progress the College of Nursing now offers preparation in all levels of nursing education. The College of Nursing currently enrolls over 1200 students seeking to reach their academic goals by achieving a baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degree.

As a student at NSU, you will work with highly experienced and qualified faculty whose purpose is to help you meet your goals. Within a caring and nurturing environment of nurses and other health care professionals, you will develop skills to support your progression into the next phase of your professional career.

NSU provides the latest technology and innovative teaching strategies. You will experience the latest educational platforms that will provide a learning experience in an interactive and engaging environment. For the clinical students, NSU offers high-tech simulations labs using high-fidelity patient simulators. These simulators, most of which have voices, heart, lung and bowel sounds, pulses and programmable vital signs, immerse the student in realistic clinical situation.

I am confident that you will find the education at NSU stimulating, challenging and rewarding. Thank you for visiting our web site and I encourage you to become an NSU nursing student.

Marcella Rutherford, Ph.D, M.B.A., M.S.N

Dean, College of Nursing