NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

560 Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing—Ph.D. Program Attendance is required for a mandatory, one-week summer institute that includes an orientation session. This summer institute is usually held the end of May or beginning of June on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus for all accepted students and students completing their first and second year. Attendance for this two-day to three-day institute is mandatory. Application Procedures The NSU Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing participates in the centralized applications service called NursingCAS. NursingCAS does not take part in student selection. The NursingCAS application may be obtained • online at nursingcas.org • by calling NursingCAS at (617) 612-2880 The deadline to complete and submit the NursingCAS and NSU applications will be March 1 for fall admission. Applications are accepted year-round. 1. Send supporting documents to NursingCAS. NursingCAS P.O. Box 9201 Watertown, MA 02471 a. All official college transcripts from undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions attended must be sent to NursingCAS directly from those institutions. b. Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institutional equivalence by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization such as one of the services listed below. • W orld Education Services, Inc. Bowling Green Station P.O. Box 5087 New York, NY 10274-5087 (212) 966-6311 • 800-361-3106 • wes.org • J osef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants 7101 SW 102 Avenue Miami, FL 33173 (305) 273-1616 • (305) 273-1338 fax info@jsilny.org • jsilny.org • E ducational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 101 West Pleasant Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963 (414) 289-3400 • ece.org • S panTran 2655 LeJeune Road, Suite 602 Coral Gables, FL 33134 (305) 749-0333 • spantran.com 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. c. A pplicants must submit a current curriculum vitae or résumé. d. A pplicants must submit a copy of their active, unencumbered United States R.N. license. The license must remain current throughout the program. e. Two references must be completed by individuals other than relatives (suggested sources include professors, academic advisers, and professional nursing references). f. Applicants must submit a professional writing sample using APA 7th edition formatting, including headings for each section. 2. In addition to NursingCAS, applicants must submit an online NSU application at apply.nova.edu along with a nonrefundable, $50 application fee. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2021–2022 is posted on the college’s website (nursing.nova.edu/phd). There is an NSU Student Services Fee of $500 per semester, not to exceed $1,500 annually. A Nursing Program General Access Fee of $145 is also required each year. Additionally, there is a Registration Fee of $30 required each semester. Acceptance Fee is $500. This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant’s place in the class. The advance payment will be deducted from the tuition payment due on registration day, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. It is payable within the two weeks of an applicant’s acceptance. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. The first semester’s tuition and fees, less the $500 previously paid tuition deposit, are due on or before registration day. Tuition for each subsequent semester is due on or before the appropriate registration day. Students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met. Each student is required to carry adequate personal medical and hospital insurance and may not drop insurance while in the program. Proof of insurance must be provided. Students may purchase health insurance through NSU. Students who have adequate personal medical and hospital insurance may waive NSU’s health insurance by filling out the Student Health Insurance Waiver available through the Bursar’s Office (nova.edu/bursar/health-insurance).