NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

438 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant achievement, life experiences, quality and length of prior health care experience, and recommendations/evaluations. Personal interviews are offered to themost qualified applicants to assess interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, altruistic attitude, and commitment to a PA career. 1. Prior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. • A baccalaureate degree in any field of study is acceptable, as long as all prerequisites are met. • The program requires applicants to have earned grades of C (2.0) or better in each of their upper-division courses. • A pplicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum science GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. • Successful applicants in the past have typically had cumulative GPAs in the range of 3.2 to 3.4 and higher. 2. The college requires the students to earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the following required courses*: • college math (3 semester hours) • E nglish (6 semester hours, including 3 of English composition) • humanities/arts (3 semester hours) • social sciences (9 semester hours) • general biology (or zoology), including laboratory (4 semester hours) • microbiology, including laboratory (4 semester hours) • general inorganic chemistry I and II, including laboratory (8 semester hours) • human anatomy and physiology (6 semester hours) • biochemistry (3 semester hours) • Medical Terminology (1 semester hour) • human genetics (3 semester hours) • e lectives (43 semester hours) Applicants are encouraged to complete their elective coursework in the areas of behavioral, physical and social sciences, or the humanities. *Science course prerequisites must be completed by the end of the fall semester prior tomatriculation Upon review of a student’s record, the Committee on Admissions may require additional coursework and testing as a condition of acceptance. The following courses are recommended: • organic chemistry (3 semester hours) • anatomy laboratory (1 semester hour) • physiology laboratory (1 semester hour) • Introduction to Statistics (3 semester hours) 3. Graduates of foreign institutions or of institutions where English is not the primary language of instructionmust present transcripts showing at least 18 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) of study from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Of these 18 semester hours, • 3 semester hours must be in English composition (courses do not include ESOL) • 3 semester hours must be in English literature (courses do not include ESOL) • 3 semester hours must be in public speaking (courses do not include ESOL) The remaining 9 semester hours can be any courses of the applicant’s choosing. 4. Prior health care experience is highly recommended and is considered for admission. Those applicants who have prior health care experience must submit verifiable information about their experience. Greater consideration will be given to applicants who have prior patient-contact experience. 5. All applicants are required to submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test to CASPA as part of the CASPA application. Our student code is 0951. The test must have been taken within the past five years and must be taken early enough for official scores to be received in the admissions office by the supplemental application due date of January 15. Applications will not be considered complete without GRE scores. Successful applicants in the past have typically had GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) in the 40th percentile or higher in each of the three categories. Testing information for the GRE may be obtained from gre.org or by telephone at (609) 921-9000. Computer Requirements All students are required to have a laptop computer and printer. The computer must have the followingminimum specifications: • a recent generation of Microsoft Windows (10 or above) or Apple OS (11.0 or higher) • compatible Microsoft Office software to include Word, PowerPoint, and Excel • h eadphones, microphone, camera, and videoconferencing capabilities • Internet broadband access The following are recommended features: • surge protection and appropriate backup options

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