316 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science Foreign Coursework Coursework taken at a foreign institution must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization, such as one of the services listed below. • World Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax email@example.com • jsilny.org • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org It is the applicant’s responsibility to have this coursework evaluated. An official course-by-course evaluation with a cumulative grade point average must be sent directly from the evaluation service to Nova Southeastern University, Enrollment Processing Services, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Department of Health Science Admissions, 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905. Graduate Certificate Programs The M.H.Sc. program offers graduate certificates in Clinical Research Associate and Clinical Trial Manager. The criteria for admission to the graduate certificate programs is identical to those for the M.H.Sc. program found previously in this section. Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Associate The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Associate is designed for not only health care professionals seeking to enter or gain knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of health care clinical research, but also for those that have degrees in various disciplines in science that are seeking employment in the field of clinical research. It consists of the following courses, totaling 15 credit hours: MHS 5904—Research Ethics (3 credits) MHS 6002—Clinical Trial Process (3 credits) MHS 6003— Legal, Safety, and Regulatory Compliance and Best Practices (3 credits) MHS 6604— Reporting Clinical Trial Results in Different Media and Externship (3 credits) MHS 6605—Clinical Trial Conduct (3 credits) Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trial Manager The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trial Manager is designed for not only health care professionals seeking to enter or gain knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of health care clinical research, but also for those that have degrees in various disciplines in science that are seeking employment in the field of clinical trial management. It is meant for individuals who have completed the Clinical Research Associate Graduate Certificate and consists of the following courses, totaling 12 credit hours: MHS 5540—Enterprise Risk Management (3 credits) MHS 5541—Health Care Systems and Conflict (3 credits) MHS 5908—Applied Statistics (3 credits) MHS 6607—Clinical Trial Manager (3 credits) Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Program in the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences 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.