Anesthesiologist Assistant, Tampa
The faculty and staff of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program – Tampa, at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) extend a warm welcome to the members of the Class of 2015 for the Master of Health Science Anesthesiologist Assistant program. As the Program Director of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program in Tampa, I would like to congratulate you on your acceptance and admission to our program. You have taken the first steps in your pursuit of a fulfilling career in anesthesia at Nova Southeastern University. The faculty and staff are committed to providing you with the finest resources as well as the best learning opportunities possible.
The faculty and staff are looking forward to working with your class in a collaborative effort that will culminate your graduation as Anesthesiologist Assistants. The goal of the Anesthesiologists Assistant program is to prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership roles that will benefit the healthcare community. The educational process will be committed to training and educating competent anesthetists who will embrace the anesthesia care team to provide safe, quality and compassionate anesthesia care of all degrees of illness for the surgical patient.
Thank you again for choosing Nova Southeastern University, and please know that we stand ready to work with you and serve you as you journey through the program.
Robert Wagner, M.M.Sc., AA-C, RRT
Program Director/Assistant Professor
Master of Health Science Program - Anesthesiologist Assistant - Tampa
Orientation will be Monday, May 20, from 9:30am – 2:15pm, at the Nova Southeastern University Tampa Campus location. You will initially meet in the lobby of the university (same area as when you interviewed) and sign in at the registration table. You will then proceed to the atrium of the building. Please see attached "Orientation Schedule”.
3632 Queen Palm Drive
Tampa, Florida 33619
Please review the following documents in preparation for your entrance into the AA program. You will be tested on the entire "Anesthesia Mediation Sheet" within the first two weeks of the program. Please know all drug names, type of drug it is, and dosages. Please read the "Introduction to Anesthesia Booklet" and become familiar with the medical abbreviations and terminology of the practice of anesthesia. You will have an exam on this material in the Summer semester.
Please note that you will NOT be registering for summer courses. The program personnel will be completing your registration prior to orientation to ensure timely disbursement of financial aid.
Anesthesiologist Assistant Booklist
A booklist is provider for the program. The student should purchase all textbooks that are denoted in “red” for the first semester. Many of these books are available electronically and can be purchased in that format from various resources on the internet. Free electronic versions of certain anesthesia textbooks are available for reading only through the NSU HPD library. However, it is highly encouraged each student buys a hard copy of each textbook.
You will be required to join three anesthesia organizations that support the Anesthesiologist Assistant profession. Please fill out the two that are provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants. The third application, from the Florida Society of Anesthesiologist Membership, will be provided to you at orientation. The applications and the fees will be collected the first day of class.
- American Society of Anesthesiologists Membership
- American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants Membership