NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 459 Application Procedures 1. Apply to CASPA The Physician Assistant Programparticipates in the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) for the receipt and processing of all applications. CASPA takes no part in the selection of students. CASPA applications are submitted online at caspa.liaisoncas.com or by writing to CASPA P.O. Box 9108 Watertown, MA 02471 The CASPA application deadline is December 1 in order to be considered for admission in May. 2. Send transcripts and letters of recommendation/evaluation to CASPA All official college transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions attended must be sent directly from the institutions. Two letters of recommendation/evaluation must be sent to CASPA. One letter must be from a physician assistant and one must be from another health care professional. Recommendations submitted by relatives, friends, personal health care providers, or personal friends of the family are not acceptable. 3. Report GRE scores directly to CASPA Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores must be admitted directly to CASPA as part of the CASPA application. The school code number for NSU’s PA—Jacksonville program is 0952. The GRE must have been taken in the last five years and must be taken early enough for official scores to be available by the supplemental application deadline of January 15. 4. Complete Supplemental Application Once the CASPA application has been received by Nova Southeastern University, a supplemental application will be made available online. Your complete supplemental application must be received no later than January 15 in order to be considered for admission for the June entering class. Once we receive your GRE scores and supplemental application, your file will be reviewed. The applicant will not be considered for a possible interview until all of these requirements have been received by the EPS. Personal Interviews Once your application is complete, the Committee on Admissions (COA ) will decide whether or not your application is strong enough to warrant an invitation for a personal interview. Interviews for the Jacksonville PA program are conducted at the NSU campus in Jacksonville, Florida, and are by invitation only. An invitation to interview is not a guarantee of admission. Notice of acceptance or action by the COAwill be on a “rolling” or periodic schedule; therefore, early completion of the application is in the best interest of the applicant. Current College Coursework All science prerequisites must be completed by the end of the fall semester prior tomatriculation. If, at the time of application, coursework is in progress or anticipated, please identify these courses on the supplemental application. Transcripts All applicants who are acceptedmust submit official transcripts from all schools attended to the NSU EPS Physician Assistant Admissions Office prior to matriculation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made for these transcripts to be sent. Undergraduate/Physician Assistant Dual Admission Program—Jacksonville Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences has established an articulation agreement with Florida State College of Jacksonville for a select number of highly motivated, qualified students interested in pursuing professional studies in the Physician Assistant Program. Candidates must maintain a 3.0 grade point average during the undergraduate years and achieve acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The students will apply for admission to the PA program via CASPA. The CASPA application, supplemental application, and GRE scores must be received by NSU’s Office of Admissions by the posted deadlines. Personal interviews are offered to the most qualified applicants to assess interpersonal and communications skills, maturity, altruistic attitude, and commitment to the PA profession. There is no guarantee of automatic admission to the PA program. For more information and requirements, contact Florida State College of Jacksonville 501 West State Street, Office 401H Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 632-3388 Tuition and Fees • Tuition for 2021–2022 (subject to change by the board of trustees without notice) will be posted on our website (healthsciences.nova.edu/pa/jacksonville/faq.html). A Physician Assistance General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is also required annually. Additionally, a registration fee of $30 is required per semester.

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