Nova Southeastern University's Division of EMS Education and Training is a quality American Heart Association (AHA) training center offering CPR, BLS, ACLS, PALS, and Dental Airway Management Training in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. As an AHA Regional Training Center we provide lifesaving training to the local community, businesses, and health care professionals.
Our courses are taught by NSU instructors who are emergency room physicians, nurses, and practicing paramedics. As a department of Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM) we utilize the most up-to-date AHA treatment guidelines in our training to educate participants on how to provide the best quality care.
The Heartsaver CPR AED course teaches basic CPR skills for non-healthcare providers. Anyone is eligible for the CPR course and participants have ranged from high school students to personal trainers. Don’t think you need the course? More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital each year with less than half of them receiving the immediate help they need before professional help arrives.
Additional information about our Heartsaver CPR AED certification course can be found on our Heartsaver CPR AED course page.
Heartsaver CPR AED Class Price: $50.00
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Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare and pre-hospital providers teaches participants how to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely manner.
Additional information about our BLS certification course can be found on our BLS course page.
BLS Class Price: $50.00
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for healthcare and pre-hospital providers. This course is designed for medical professionals who respond to cardiovascular emergencies in and out of the hospital. Our ACLS course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. In addition, the course also covers airway management and related pharmacology.
Additional information about our ACLS course can be found on our ACLS course page.
ACLS Initial Certification Class Price: $200.00
ACLS Re-Certification Class Price: $150.00
Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) for healthcare and pre-hospital providers. Our PALS course is provided to healthcare workers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. The course focuses on quality of care improvement to seriously ill or injured children.
Additional information about our PALS certification course can be found on our PALS course page.
PALS Initial Certification Class Price: $200.00
PALS Re-Certification Class Price: $150.00
In partnership with NSU’s College of Dental Medicine, our newest course offering is a unique program designed to give participants a chance to learn, practice, and demonstrate their ability in applying many airway skills used in resuscitation. This course is recommended for any dental professional performing or providing care to a sedated patient.
Update: New anesthesia rules recently became effective and expand services. The changes include the ability of Florida licensed dentists without an anesthesia permit who have completed a minimum of four hours of training in airway management to perform dental treatment on a patient who has been sedated by an anesthesia permit holder in the office of the permit holder. This training must be repeated every four years from the date the course was last taken by the dentist.
In addition, active sedation permit holders of every level must complete four hours of continuing education in airway management (must be live training) plus four hours in managing medical emergencies every four years from the last date the dentist took the continuing education course.
To schedule an airway management course please contact EMS@nova.edu or (954) 262-4367.
Don’t have time for an in-person class? Ask us about the AHA's online/in-person blended course. The blended course format is convenient, AHA certified, and participants will receive the same certification card as our in-person courses upon successful of course requirements.
In the blended course format, participants complete an online eLearning section on their own time and then come to NSU for a skill evaluation session. The skill evaluation session can range from 30 to 60 minutes depending upon the participant's course and skill level and is offered weekly on NSU's main campus.
Links to the most commonly requested AHA blended courses are listed below.
Upon successful completion of the eLearning course, participants can schedule their skill evaluation session with NSU's Divison of EMS Education & Training.
Contact the Division of EMS Education & Training to schedule your skill evaluation. Participants will need to provide their eLearning certificate of completion to be eligible for the skill evaluation session.
Heartsaver CPR AED Skill Session Price: $25.00
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Skill Session Price: $40.00
BLS Skill Session Price: $25.00
ACLS Skill Session Price: $75.00
PALS Skill Session Price: $75.00
Skill session availabilities are updated weekly. Please contact the Division of EMS Education & Training at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 262-4367 if you would like to schedule a skill evaluation during a time not listed.
Division of EMS Education & Training
Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
Nova Southeastern University
Jonatan Salazar, BS
Manager, EMS Education & Training
Phone: (954) 262-4367