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Fast Facts

Our program was among the first to partner with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) to provide their 10x10 certification.

MSBI Program graduates were among the first group of physicians in the nation to become board certified in clinical informatics.

MSBI Program students have completed internship and practicum experiences at many sites including Cleveland Clinic Florida, Palmetto General Hospital, National Institutes of Health, and Mayo Clinic.

The Biomedical Informatics Program is growing with faculty positions currently available.

Our students have won the South Florida Chapter Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Scholarship three times.

As a part of the Biomedical Informatics Program’s Academic Organizational Affiliate status with the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), all full time students are entitled to a free HIMSS membership!

The Biomedical Informatics Program was ranked No. 6 out of 25 on’s 2015 list of Best Value Online Master’s in Health Informatics and Health Information Management.

NSU's Biomedical Informatics Program was was the first graduate program in health informatics in the state of Florida.

Students & Alum

"NSU's M.S.B.I. program gave me the tools and knowledge to navigate the health informatics industry with confidence. It prepared me to provide meaningful contributions to seasoned professionals and organizations. Two years after graduation my relationship with the program is still going strong."

Teresa Blanco, M.S.B.I., (’12), Charge Services Support Analyst at Cerner Corporation

"Tons of work to get reach this simple goal: 'The right information, to the right person, at the right time.' The healthcare industry is not there yet, but with programs such as NSU’s Biomedical Informatics program, it will be soon."

April M. Green, M.S.B.I., ('13), Clinical Integration Specialist at Holy Cross Hospital

"This program allowed me to gain the experience that I needed in order to follow the career path that I wanted to take."

Anthony Meglino, N.C.P., M.S.B.I.,(’14), NextGen EHR Template Developer Consultant at Dell

"The program helped me turn an adversary into an opportunity. Tenacity and a strong drive led to my success in M.S.B.I. program and in my world."

Stephen Amoah, M.S.B.I. (’14), Ph.D. Student

"The faculty and staff of the NSU MS in Biomedical Informatics program are amazing! I was nervous to enroll in this program because I had little knowledge of the healthcare industry. With preparation from the pre-requisite courses, I was able to obtain an entry level position in healthcare. Approaching the end of the program, I was able to obtain a promising healthcare IT position, where I could effectively contribute my knowledge and skills at a large healthcare organization."

Kenneth Simpson, Current Student, Application System Analyst II at University of Maryland Medical System

"Certainly, I had such an amazing experience[with my practicum],where I could put what I've learned into practice and also I've explored other learning possibilities and gained some new skills. "

Eswald Fertil, Current Student

Congratulations to alum Tracy Eckerle for passing the ANCC Certification for Informatics Nursing!

Congratulations to student Tanny Schertzer for winning the 2016 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Foundation Scholarship!

Congratulations to student Mark Carnemolla for winning the 2011 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Foundation Scholarship!

Congratulations to alum Monty Islam for winning the 2012 South Florida Chapter HIMSS Scholarship!

Congratulations to student Jacques Orces, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!

Congratulations to alum Danielle Oryn, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!

Congratulations to alum James Seltzer, D.O. for passing the clinical informatics subspecialty board exam administered by the American Board of Preventive Medicine!

Congratulations to student Monica Terrazas on winning a Broward Women's Alliance scholarship!

Congratulations to alum Darnell Smith for passing the ANCC Certification for Informatics Nursing!

New Student Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine's Biomedical Informatics Program! Below you will find specific information on what you need to do

After receiving acceptance letters:

After reviewing the terms of your acceptance outlined in your admission letters, the first thing you need to do is complete and submit your Intent To Enroll Form to the Admissions Office. Once received, they will update your status to a fully admitted student in the program to which you have been admitted.

If you have questions about the terms of your acceptance, please contact the Program Manager, Christine Nelson, at 954.262.1032 or

After submitting your Intent To Enroll Form:

After accepting your admission into the Biomedical Informatics Program, there are now several things that you will need to do in order to start taking courses.

It is extremely important that you access your NSU email as soon as possible. This is the only email address that we will be communicating with you, and you will need to know your email password in order to register for courses and view those courses. Please go to and retrieve your NSU ID, PIN, and Sharklink ID. It may take a few days after you have returned your intent to enroll form for these to be available, but if it has been more than two days and you are still unable to get any of these things from this page, you will need to call the Help Desk at 954-262-HELP. You will need all three of these things to sign into the various systems the university uses. These systems are as follows:

Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the student handbook and catalog and all policies and procedures contained within each for the program. Also, please be sure that you complete any necessary forms sent to you by the university, including the health insurance waiver, if applicable, so as not to incur any unnecessary charges.

Schedules, booklists, and information on advising and registration will be sent to your NSU email address as they become available for each term. You will also receive information regarding free HIMSS membership for students as a part of the Biomedical Informatics Program's Academic Organizational Affiliate Status. If you would like access to a NextGen electronic medical record (EMR) sandbox during your studies which will allow you to explore and get to know the system in your free time, please complete the request form and submit it to

You can contact the program offices for advising at any time.

You may also want to like our Facebook page, begin following our Twitter feed, follow us on Google+, or subscribe to our YouTube channel and start getting to know the Biomedical Informatics Program community!

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the Program Manager, Christine Nelson (954.262.1032;, directly.

After registering for classes:

If you are not familiar with Blackboard, please take some time to go through the tutorials ( in order to familiarize yourself. Please note that students are not typically uploaded into the courses until two days before they begin. Once classes begin, please be sure that you are regularly checking both your NSU email and the separate email messages that are sent within each course to be sure that you don't miss anything important. Welcome to the Biomedical Informatics Program! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program offices:

Professor & Program Director
Dr. Jennie Q. Lou

Program Manager
Christine Nelson

Assistant Professor & Academic Advisor
Dr. Steve Bronsburg

Administrative Assistant
Mirlyn Hurry