CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences 2018–2019 133 Failure to pass any of the didactic and/or clinical components or their remediation may lengthen the student’s time in the program, as this is a lock-step program. Failure may also delay progress in the program, incur additional tuition, or result in dismissal from the program. Each course in any given semester must be successfully completed with a passing grade in order to move to the next semester. If this requirement is not met students can reenter the program upon approval of the program’s administration, successful competency evaluations, and auditing of courses starting in the beginning of the academic year in which the failure took place. The student will be charged for retaking the course(s) that resulted in a failing grade. Chancellor’s List, Dean’s List, and Graduation with Honors The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Professional Program follows the criteria and policies of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences for recognizing outstanding student performance and academic excellence while enrolled in and upon graduation from the program. Please refer to the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences section of this student handbook for details. Academic Advisors Upon matriculation BSRT Professional students are formally assigned to a faculty member as an academic advisor. BSRT Professional students are expected to meet with his or her academic advisor at least once per semester to monitor the student’s progress and assist in the student’s successful completion of the program. BSRT Professional students may schedule this appointment, or additional appointments, at any time during the year. Each student’s academic advisor, being aware of many valuable resources, can assist each student in every facet of the program if the student is having problems that might interfere with his or her studies or progress. Students should not hesitate to contact their advisor. Also, it is expected that students respond to any email communication from his or her academic advisor within 24 hours of receipt. Dress Code Students in the BSRT program are expected to comply with the dress code outlined by the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences policy. During clinical rotations, students must wear pewter scrubs with matching tops and bottoms . Drawstrings should be tied and tucked into the pants. White, gray, or black, rubber-soled shoes with a closed back must be worn. Crocs are not acceptable. Solid color T-shirts in black, gray, or white may be worn under scrubs. Lab coats must be worn over scrubs. Lab Coats (can only be purchased from the NSU Bookstore) with prescribed patches and embroidery must be worn over scrubs at all times during class hours, whenever students leave the classroom, and during all clinical rotations. This includes during breaks and at lunch (on campus). Course Failures/Remediation If a student should fail a course, a remediation exam is offered. Remediation exams will be graded on the same standard as all other examinations, but the passing grade in the course is limited to the lowest passing grade (74 percent).