Mission of Pre-Health Professions Advising For Undergraduate Students at NSU:
Pre-Health Professions Advising is administered in the Undergraduate Academic Advising Office, Career Development Office, and Tutoring and Testing Center at NSU. These three offices provide student-centered support, guidance, and information to the NSU community (students and alumni) interested in pursuing careers in the health professions. Our goal is to encourage all students interested in the health professions to research possible careers, gain exposure through volunteer work, internships and shadowing, and provide the tools to understand the requirements for the healthcare profession the student is interested in pursuing. Pre-Health Advising at NSU through both the Academic Advising Office and Career Development office will help students develop a strategic game plan throughout their 4 years to ensure they reach their intended goals of entering a healthcare program. The Tutoring and Testing Center is geared to help students be successful in their prerequisite courses, and provides test preparation resources for students required to complete an admission exam.
Critical to the success of preparing for a career in the health professions includes taking academic coursework seriously, balancing academic and extracurricular activities, developing organizational skills, and making sure close attention is paid to deadlines. The student will also need to identify avenues to develop other key transferable skills needed in their field of study and immerse themselves in activities, such as research and leadership roles, to develop themselves into well-rounded applicants for Post Graduate programs. In addition, it is important for students to develop relationships with faculty and all campus resources.
The Undergraduate Academic Advising Office, Career Development Office, and Tutoring and Testing Services are here to help you and provide the necessary guidance to reach your academic and career goals.