Nova Southeastern University
Physician Assistant Program
Management Across Campuses
With numerous campuses scattered across the state of Florida, each requiring separate accreditation, NSU needed an organized way of showing site visitors how each campus was achieving ARC-PA Standards.
eCurriculum has helped the programs identify gaps and redundancies in their curriculum, and with eClas, the programs can track and display detailed reports on student experience and performance, allowing NSU to easily show how they’ve achieved required standards.
The four PA program directors at NSU had never been able to formalize a method for tying their objectives to the ARC-PA Standards, NCCPA Blueprint Tasks, Competencies, and Medical Topics to find gaps and redundancies in their curriculum. In addition, the programs needed a way to show site visitors the types of experiences students were getting in their clinical rotations.
They were recording the data, but lacked a way to show their site visitors, or even for their own analysis. “We got dinged over the past few site visits due to not having the data available.” Bill Marquardt, the Associate Dean for PA Education said.
Within 5 months of starting rotations, students had submitted more than 155,000 case logs. With eClas’ interactive dashboards, core reports and ad-hoc reporting functionality, NSU finally had easy-to-understand evidence they could show site visitors.
Requesting Custom Features
As time went on, clinical directors at each campus formulated additional ideas on how to better utilize eCLAS, such as providing the students with pictures of preceptors before their first rotation at the site. Many of eMedley’s current standard features were created by client request.
Within 5 months of starting rotations, students at NSU had submitted more than 155,000 case logs. With eClas’ interactive dashboards, core reports and ad-hoc reporting functionality, NSU finally had easy-to-understand numbers & evidence they could show site visitors or use to further improve their programs.
After the success of the PA program, Physical Therapy also implemented eCurriculum, and the Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Program decided to implement its own version of eCLAS. As programs define more and more of their needs, AllofE continues to cater implementations to each program’s requirements.