NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

2 NSU Health Professions Division Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to the Health Professions Division (HPD) of Nova Southeastern University. You are joining an innovative learning community replete with the resources and experiences you will need to prepare you for a fulfilling career in health. NSU’s Health Professions Division is unique. It was developed as an interdisciplinary and interprofessional educational center of academic excellence from inception. The division was founded on the concept that the interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach to education is beneficial to students of all professions. The HPD will prepare you to work effectively with health care providers from different fields and foster mutual understanding of the challenges, rewards, and needs specific to each discipline. By encouraging students from various disciplines to learn together, barriers are broken, and patient care is enhanced. Your distinguished faculty members are talented, student-centered teachers and respected researchers—all dedicated to helping you attain the skills and knowledge necessary to begin or enhance your professional career. Faculty members utilize a brilliant array of effective experiential learning approaches, giving you practical, real-world clinical experiences. You will also benefit from the Health Professions Division’s technologyenhanced classrooms, labs, clinics, and library resources supporting you on your educational journey. At the Health Professions Division, you will become part of a vibrant, diverse student body. Like the university as a whole, our HPD is a minority-majority community, giving you the opportunity to learn in a culture-rich environment. You will find tremendous diversity with the patients you will see in the HPD clinics, practicums, rotations, and community service as well, because the HPD has a longstanding commitment to promoting service to underserved communities. We look forward to working with you as you pursue your academic studies and prepare to become health care professionals who serve and lead with integrity. Ronald J. Chenail, Ph.D. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Letter from the NSU Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs