NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing 537 Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Marcella M. Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N. Dean Mission Statement Nova Southeastern University’s Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing provides quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs within an atmosphere of scholarly inquiry, professional values, interprofessional collaboration, and community service. Accreditation NSU’s baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and postgraduate A.P.R.N. certificate program at Nova Southeastern University’s Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org). Program Information The Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program, Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) programs, two pathways to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), and two pathways to the Ph.D. in Nursing degree. For nurses seeking a master’s degree, NSU offers a traditional M.S.N. degree with concentrations in nursing education, executive nurse leadership, and nursing informatics. For those who wish to enhance their provider role, NSU offers an M.S.N. A.P.R.N. degree. The M.S.N. A.P.R.N. degree prepares the graduate to take the national certification examination to become a family, adult-gerontology acute care, or psychiatricmental health nurse practitioner. NSU offers also two pathways to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) for nurses who wish to obtain a doctoral degree. Students may apply to either the B.S.N. to D.N.P. programor directly to the D.N.P. program. The doctoral degree prepares nurses to advance in their A.P.R.N. role or build upon administrative positions in fields such as nurse administration, quality assurance, and community or public health as a nurse. NSU also offers two pathways to the Ph.D. in Nursing degree. Students may apply to either the D.N.P. to Ph.D. or the Ph.D. program. Both are offered in an online format. All programs focus on developing nursing professionals to assume leadership roles in the complex health care environment. College Administration Marcella M. Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N. Dean and Professor, Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing Room 1570, Ext. 21963 Jo Ann Kleier, Ph.D., Ed.D., A.P.R.N., ACNP-BC Executive Associate Dean of Research and Program Compliance and Professor Room 1553, Ext. 21978 Susan Holland, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor Fort Myers Campus—Room 438, Ext. 46959 Stefanie La Manna, Ph.D., M.P.H., A.P.R.N., FNP-C, AGACNP-BC Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Associate Professor Palm Beach Campus—Room 219, Ext. 52111 Blondel Martin, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N. Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Associate Professor Miramar Campus—Room 1571, Ext. 21955 Cynthia Chiatku, D.N.P., M.A., B.Sc.Fin., A.P.R.N., R.N. Program Director of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program—Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Regional Campus—Room 3231, Ext. 45393 Marsha Elson-Joseph, D.N.P., M.S.N., A.P.R.N., ANP-BC Program Director of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program—Miramar, and Assistant Professor Miramar Campus—Room 316 E, Ext. 21797 Irma Garriga, Ph.D., M.S.N./Ed., R.N. Program Director of Entry B.S.N. Program—Miami and Assistant Professor Miami Campus—Room 332, Ext. 55440 Holly Madison, Ph.D., M.S.(N), R.N. Program Director of M.S.N. Traditional, D.N.P., B.S.N. to D.N.P., Ph.D., and D.N.P. to Ph.D. Programs Palm Beach Campus—Room 227, Ext. 52223

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