NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Program 127 Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Program The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Program in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine will provide students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary in emergency medicine. The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine is for physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners who are interested in obtaining specialized education in emergency medicine to prepare them for a position in a high-activity emergency department. The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Program at Nova Southeastern University will provide students with a chance to gain additional knowledge of emergency medicine in an online curriculum. This program, however, is unique in that it will provide didactic coursework remotely, but will also require one-time, on-site clinical skills training. This certificate program is targeting advanced practitioners who are currently employed, but seeking additional coursework in emergency medicine to make them more marketable for a position in an emergency department. Completing this program does not make nurse practitioners eligible to sit for the Emergency NP Certification exam. Course of Study The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Program consists of six core courses (18 credit hours). Admissions Requirements The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine evaluates the overall quality of applicants, including academic achievement, personal motivation, knowledge about health care, life experiences, and recommendations. Criteria for admissions to the program are as follows: • The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited university with a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies or a Master of Science in Nursing. • The applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. • The applicant must have an active PA-C or A.P.R.N. license in good standing. • The applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from a health care professional. International Applicants Any applicant who has graduated from a college or university in another country where English is not the primary language, regardless of United States residency status, is required to demonstrate English proficiency. The applicants must obtain a minimum score fromone of the testing services listed following. • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 550 on the written, 213 on the computer-based, or 79–80 on the Internet-based test • Pearson Test of English—Academic: 54 • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 on the test module • Duolingo English Proficiency: at least 100 An official set of test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to NSU’s Enrollment Processing Services. Nova Southeastern University Enrollment Processing Services (EPS) Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Program 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905 Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2020–2021 will be posted on our website ( nova.edu /emcertificate ) . A Health Professions Division General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. There is a registration fee of $30 each semester. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is also required annually. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. Graduation Requirements In order for students to complete the certificate program they must complete all six courses. An average of 3.0 must be attained.

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