Continuing Education


NSU Programs

2015 Calendar
Event date Location Registration
Exhibitor Events 2015
Registration Open Now
    Online
Mail-in Reg.
Residents Day
Registration Open Now
March 22 Ft. Lauderdale,
Main Campus
Online
Mail-in Reg.
West Coast Spring Conference
Registration Open Now
March 21-22 Ft. Myers, FL
Nova Campus
Online
Mail-in Reg.
Annual May Eye Care Conference & Alumni Reunion
Registration Open Now
May 1-3 Ft. Lauderdale,
Main Campus
Online
Mail-in Reg.
Nova SEE Beach 2015
Registration Open Now
July 31 – August 2 St. Simons Island, GA

Online
Mail-in Reg.

Annual Fall Conference September 26-27 Ft. Lauderdale,
Main Campus
 
Getting Comfortable with Posterior Segment
Registration Open Now
November 14-15 Orlando, FL
Orlando Campus
Online
Mail-in Reg.
2016 Calendar
Event date Location Registration
Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents Certification/Board Review Course
Registration open
June 9-18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Online
Mail-in Reg.



On-Line Courses

Florida Doctors: On-Line Course are not accepted for continuing education credit for license renewal for the state of Florida.

Doctors,

Below you will find a list of COPE approved courses.  While we don't report results to your respective states we do report results monthly to COPE.  Each lecture is presented by an NSU faculty.  Due to internal restrictions NSU has for grading, Dr. Melanie Crandall is shown within the registration process as the course instructor but once inside the course you see the true instructor.   You will only need to register as a NSU student one time and once completed, you can proceed to select courses that meet your needs with your user name and password. Upon completion of the course and exam you will be given the opportunity to print a certificate.

First Time Users

  1. Select register after making your course selection.
  2. Add a course to your schedule builder by placing your cursor over the course. Two icons will display. Select the + icon and the course is added to the Schedule Builder. It will then prompt you to select a start date. Today's date or any future date will work for this field. Click on the calendar icon and click the highlighted date. Please remember that not all courses are available immediately. The "course availability" date selected when registering for the online course is the day on which your course begins.
  3. Next, click the Add to Schedule Builder button.
  4. Two buttons will display on the bottom of your screen. Select "register" to continue.
  5. Select "New Student" "Create New Account" and you will be prompted to input your name, address, etc. Please note only those items with an asterisk are required. You will only be required to complete an online biographical form once. Future enrollment will not require you to complete the form but will require your SharkLink ID and Password to Sign In.
  6. Next you will see the Registration Results. Click the Continue button.
  7. Next you will be brought to the Payment Options page. If the course has more than one option, please select the most appropriate one and click the Continue button.
  8. If you are submitting payment, the Payment page will display. You must remember to turn off any popup blockers you have on your web browser. Click the Submit Payment button. A new window will open bringing you to our secure payment gateway.
  9. Upon completing your registration (and payment, if necessary) you will be presented with the Final Invoice page confirming your registration in the course!
  10. Once you have successfully registered for your continuing education/professional development course, you will need to log into SharkLearn to take your online course.
  11. Your username is the first part of your NSU email (e.g., if your email is bsmith@nova.edu, use "bsmith" as your username to login.) If you have not received or have forgotten your NSU email or Password, please visit My NSU Identity

If you experience any system problems during business hours please contact our office at oceaa@nova.edu or 954-262-4224.

P.S. The HELP desk is available 24/7 to assist students retrieving their credentials as well as how to navigate Blackboard if needed at (954) 262-4357.

Course Information FEE COPE REGISTER

Clinical Nutrition and the Eye: Nutrition's Role in Inflammation and Obesity-Related Illnesses

  • Author: Kim Reed, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 38370-SD Register
Expires: 07/12/16
Course Description: The role of nutrition in age-related macular degeneration has been recognized for many years, but only recently has awareness of the connection between nutrition and many other ocular diseases has been heightened. The goal of this course is to present current information regarding the role of nutrition as it relates to the eye care professions. Particular emphasis will be placed on inflammation’s role in various diseases, including obesity and associated ocular conditions.

Removing the Mystery from Herpes

  • Author: Joseph Sowka, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 38371-PD Register
Expires: 07/12/16
Course Description: Herpes simplex is a ubiquitous virus that has many ocular manifestations. Some aspects are truly infectious while others are immune and inflammatory in nature. Proper differentiation with subsequent appropriate use of either antiviral medications, anti-inflammatory medication, or both is the corner stones of proper management. The goal of this course is to familiarize practitioners with the numerous facets of herpetic eye disease.

Forever Young: Contact Lens Fitting for the Baby Boom Generation

  • Author: Heidi Wagner, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 38372-CL Register
Expires: 07/12/16
Course Description: This course reviews clinical applications of presbyopic contact lens fitting, with emphasis on aspheric lens applications. Clinical problem-solving will be illustrated in a grand rounds format. Pertinent patient communication issues are imbedded within the curriculum.

A Spectacle of Spectacles: Prescribing for Infants and Young Children

  • Author: Greg Fecho, OD /
    Yin Tea, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 38373-FV Register
Expires: 07/12/16
Course Description: This course reviews expected refractive errors from infancy to pre-school age.  Untreated conditions that can result in amblyopia are discussed and treatment guidelines are presented. Evidence-based care will be emphasized with discussion of the most recent research findings.

Hematological Disorders and the EYE

  • Author: Sherrol Reynolds, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 34070-SD Register
Expires: 03/15/15
Course Description: Hematological disorders encompass a wide spectrum of conditions that can present with ocular involvement. In most patients, the ocular changes may be the initial indication of underlying disease. This presentation will use various cases to discuss findings of anemia, sickle cell, lymphoma and leukemia as well as the latest management and treatment options.

Introduction to Oral Medications in Optometry

  • Author: Kim Reed, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 34069-PH Register
Expires: 03/15/15
Course Description: Prescribing oral medications requires additional knowledge and awareness of the risks and contraindications for these medications, as compared to topical therapeutic drugs. This course will present the basic pharmacological principles of oral prescribing, using the most commonly used antimicrobials and analgesics as the framework to discuss drug selection, dosing considerations, risks, and contraindications.

Low Vision Aids with High Tech Devices: Managing the Baby Boomer Generation

  • Author: Xiao (Shawn) Yu, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 34067-LV Register
Expires: 03/15/15
Course Description: This course is designed to give Low Vision and Primary Care Practitioners modern and high tech management modalities for aging yet tech savvy low vision population. Detailed cases and devices will be discussed to emphasize the best possible way for treatment and management.

It's Not a (psuedo) Tumor! Atypical Causes of Disc Edema in Young Adults

  • Author: Marisa Perez, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 37924-PD Not Available
Expires: 05/15/16
Course Description: The goal of this course is to present a brief review of pseudotumor cerebri and overview of atypical differential diagnosis in a younger population. There will be an emphasis on differentiating signs and appropriate diagnostic testing.

Silicone Hydrogels: Evolution or Revolution?

  • Author: Heidi Wagner, OD
  • CE Credits: 1
$20 34797-CL Register
Expires: 05/15/16
Course Description:The goal of this presentation is to review contemporary silicone hydrogel contact lens materials as well as to examine the position of this modality in today's contact lens practice.