TAMPA – Nova Southeastern University at Sabal Park will host an open house at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the campus located at 3632 Queen Palm Drive. The event is free, open to the public and will include light refreshments.
The open house will give “a comprehensive overview of our various program offerings as well as the entire collegiate experience at NSU, such as information on the application process, course formats and student services,” said Kimberly Shaw, assistant director for enrollment and student recruitment.
Attendees range from first-time college candidates to working professionals who seek a higher degree or career change, said Shaw.
During break-out sessions, individuals may speak with faculty members and other representatives of specific degree programs regarding admissions, tuition, curriculum and financial aid.
“The entire event typically runs a few hours,” said Shaw. “However … we don’t leave until every prospective student has been served and all their questions and concerns addressed.”
The private, not-for-profit school confers bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees. It is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers four distinct benefits, said Shaw.
The school makes learning easier with several amenities:
First, flexible course formats allow students to complete courses online, on alternating weekends, weekdays or weeknights, and some health profession programs combine online coursework with classes on campus four consecutive days a month.
Second, NSU has digital technology, software and presentation equipment, including multiple compressed video suites for videoconferencing and two computer labs for students’ use. Area organizations may rent the facility.
Third, medical technology, such as HeartWorks, an ultrasound scanning simulator that is used in the cardiovascular sonography program; high-fidelity, programmable, simulation mannequins in the anesthesiologist assistant program; in-patient and out-patient labs in physical therapy; and an activities of daily living lab, “which is an exact model of a home fitted with professional equipment utilized to acclimate an individual living with a disability to their daily routine,” said Shaw.
Fourth, the university’s student services provide guidance to students scheduling their academic path, assistance with concerns about student loans and debt management, onsite tutoring and career planning for undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. There are student lounges, study rooms, a fitness center, two computer labs, various clubs and a student government association.
For more information, call (813) 574-5271.
Barbara Routen is a freelance writer and may be reached at Neighbors@tampabay.rr.com.