NSU's College of Optometry Entering Class of 2022

2 | Optometry MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIM DEAN The Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry (NSUCO) has a tradition of graduating leaders in the profession since our first entering class in 1989. This is supported by our mission to prepare, educate, and train optometric physicians to practice at the highest level of proficiency, integrity, and professionalism and to provide a multidisciplinary environment that encourages scholarly activity, service, and lifelong learning. Our faculty members are recognized as leaders in the profession and experts in their specialty areas. They provide continuing education to practitioners all over the world. They have a passion for teaching and train our graduates to be superior optometric physicians. NSUCO is rooted in NSU’s Health Professions Division, reflecting the interprofessional collaboration in health care that promotes the highest quality of care. Our facilities and state-of-the-art equipment enhance learning and clinical experiences. Clinical training occurs at the four locations of The Eye Care Institute at NSU, in addition to externship clinical sites in Florida and throughout the country. You will be trained in primary care, all specialty areas of optometry, and advanced procedures. The optometric profession offers many opportunities for careers in private practice, group practice, corporate practice, medical settings, military or Veterans Administration sites, and academia. Our program will prepare you for all modes of practice, anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, while helping you achieve your professional goals. We are proud of the high-quality instruction and clinical experience our program provides to assist you on your educational journey to becoming an optometric physician. Our objective is your success, and we are committed to supporting a collaborative and inclusive learning environment. We value the advantages that diversity and inclusion bring to both the educational and clinical experiences of our students and our faculty members. NSUCO’s primary goal is to prepare and graduate excellent doctors of optometry that will treat their patients with compassion and uphold the highest standards, ethics, and ideals of the profession. As you learn more about our college, students, faculty, and facilities, you will discover the special things that make the NSU College of Optometry stand out above the rest. I encourage you to apply to our program and become part of the NSUCO family! Linda S. Rouse, O.D., M.B.A., FAAO Interim Dean Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry