Michael Caplan, PA-C Program Director 954-593-2697
"The Emergency Medicine Graduate Certificate Program at Nova Southeastern University is preparing me for a career in Emergency medicine. Mr. Caplan and Dr. Cohen have created a program that is both challenging and rigorous, while fostering an enjoyable learning experience that allows the PA to continue working professionally and raise a family. The lectures are in depth, concise, relevant to current clinical practice and interactive. Thank you for this amazing opportunity. "
~ Marlo L. See More
"As a new PA, the Certification in Emergency Medicine offered by Nova Southeastern University has been instrumental in honing my skills, helping me to augment my medical knowledge and add practical and practice changing information I was able to immediately implement in my daily work. As an urgent care physician assistant I now feel more confident when discussing cases with the ER, where I frequently transfer patients, and feel well prepared for a future career in Emergency Medicine upon completion of this class. My increase in confidence and practical knowledge has helped me in my current position, which is structured as a minor care department in an ER, and most importantly, has enhanced my practice of medicine allowing me to better serve my patients, improving patient outcomes and satisfaction."
~ Diana D. See More
"The post graduate emergency medicine program at NSU has helped me build confidence, by reviewing what I feel comfortable with and focusing on areas that need attention. Working at the urgent care, I have been able to build more autonomy in diagnosing and keep differentials in mind, perform procedures, and treat patients appropriately. I would recommend working in the urgent care setting while attending the program to reinforce what you learn in class."
~ Fabio P. See More
The Certificate in Emergency Medicine is for advanced practitioners who are interested in obtaining specialized education in emergency medicine, to prepare them for a position in a high acuity emergency department.
The Emergency Medicine Certification Program at Nova Southeastern University will provide advanced practitioners a chance to gain additional knowledge of emergency medicine in a mostly online curriculum. Currently, one-year residency programs exist throughout the country in which advanced practitioners can supplement their education. Most of the time, this requires relocation and is a financial obstacle. This program, however, is unique in that we will provide didactic coursework remotely, but will also require clinical training hours at your local emergency department, as well as onsite training to teach clinical skills and also assess the student using simulation. This certificate program is targeting advanced practitioners who are currently employed, but seeking additional coursework in emergency medicine to make them more marketable for a position in an emergency department.
This certificate program was discussed with multiple emergency department medical directors who felt that this program would greatly contribute to an applicant's curriculum vitae.
Applicants must submit the following:
To apply for the Certificate in Emergency Medicine Program, please visit Apply Now/Request Info.
A $200 seat deposit is required to reserve a seat in the program after receiving an acceptance letter. For additional information, please see Tuition and Fees. Please be advised that this certificate program is not available for federal student financial aid.
At the completion of the Certificate in Emergency Medicine, students will have completed eighteen credit hours (6 courses each being 3 credit hours). Two courses will be offered each semester, so a student can complete this program in one year.
Offered: Fall Semesters
This course will review Cardiovascular and Hematologic Emergencies. This course will give you the understanding on how to diagnose and treat CV and Hematologic emergencies.
Cardiovascular Learning Outcomes:
Hematologic Learning Outcomes:
This course will review Neurologic, Infectious Disease and Pediatric Emergencies. The student will feel comfortable in appropriately recognizing these disorders, ordering the proper tests and treating the disease process.
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Offered: Winter Semesters
This course will review the OB/GYN, Ophthalmological, ENT and Psychiatric Emergencies. The student will be able to recognize, order the appropriate tests and treat these emergencies.
OB/GYN learning outcomes:
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This course will review Trauma, Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders, Abdominal and Chest Emergencies. The student will be able to recognize and treat the disorders. The student will feel comfortable seeing and treating these patients in the Emergency Department.
Trauma Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
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Offered: Summer Semesters
This course will review Environmental, Toxicological and Dermatological Emergencies. The student will be able to recognize and treat the disorders. The student will feel comfortable seeing and treating these patients in the Emergency Department.
Environmental Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
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This course will review Renal/Urogenital, Metabolic and Immunologic Emergencies. The student will learn how to identify and treat these emergencies. The student will be comfortable in treating these disorders in the Emergency Room setting.
Renal and Urogenital Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies Learning Outcomes:
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