Biomedical Informatics Program

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 cn71@nova.edu.

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 http://www.nova.edu/resources/nsuidentity.html 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 can contact the program offices for advising at any time.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact the Program Manager, Christine Nelson (954.262.1032; cn71@nova.edu), directly.

After registering for classes:

If you are not familiar with Blackboard, please take some time to go through the tutorials (http://www.nova.edu/help/blackboard/index.html) 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
jlou@nova.edu
954.262.1619

Program Manager
Christine Nelson
Cn71@nova.edu
954.262.1032

Assistant Professor & Academic Advisor
Dr. Steve Bronsburg
Bronsbur@nova.edu
954.262.1566

Administrative Assistant
Mirlyn Hurry
hurry@nova.edu
954.262.1038