Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing

Student Spotlight - Nicole Puleo

Meet Nicole

Nicole Puleo's journey through Nova Southeastern University's College of Nursing is truly inspiring. It's a tale of perseverance, hard work, and achievement. She began in the nursing program to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which was offered through her employer, Broward Health. Her mother's previous positive experiences with NSU also drew her to the program.

Initially unsure about pursuing further education due to her responsibilities as a mother of four teenagers, Nicole's path took an unexpected turn when she was asked to become an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Returning to NSU's College of Nursing was an obvious choice, given the positive experiences she had during her B.S.N. program.

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Refer to the A&A. Follow the rubric. Try not to fall behind on any assignments, learn as much as you can, and enjoy the ride.

Nicole P. | College of Nursing

Devoted Professors

With the help of dedicated professors, including Dr. Stefanie La Manna and Dr. Juan Segura, Nicole excelled and evolved into the skilled nurse practitioner she is today. She pursued additional qualifications, including the Acute Care Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program and eventually a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree, driven by her thirst for knowledge.

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Attaining these goals provides one with self-satisfaction and provides many opportunities.



The Future

Nichole was extremely grateful for her family's support. Seeing them at graduation each time was a rewarding experience. Looking ahead, Nicole aspires to become a full-time professor, passing on her wisdom to new generations of health care students.