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COVID-19 | Message from the Dean

Our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry students, faculty, and staff. As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change rapidly, we are putting several contingency plans in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of our teaching and academic mission.

I appreciate your patience, understanding and flexibility as we transition to virtual learning. Online learning practice sessions have been made provided for faculty and students. Online classes will begin on Monday, March 23, 2020 following your current class schedule. To stimulate clinical thinking and learning, virtual clinic experiences will also be available for third and fourth year students.

I am confident that if we work together, we can ensure a smooth transition to virtual learning. Our administration, faculty, and staff are here for you and will do all that we can to maintain your educational progress and ensure your academic success.

As we navigate through these challenging times together, I assure you that we will get through this. We are committed to keeping everyone safe and informed as possible, while upholding our college and institutional missions. Please continue to monitor your e-mail regularly as you will be provided additional information as it becomes available.


David S. Loshin, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO



Helpful Resources

 NSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

 NSU Office of International Affairs Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   

 Florida Department of Health     

 World Health Organization (WHO)  

 Henderson Student Counseling Center for NSU Students

Office: 954-424-6911 or 954-262-7050

Hotline: 954-424-6911 or 954-262-7050 (available 24 hours, 7 days a week)

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