CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 149 It is the student’s responsibility to consult the instructor and submit the Incomplete Grade Agreement Form (download available from the B.H.Sc. and M.H.Sc. Student Center) prior to the end of the course. The form must be signed by the student, instructor, and the program director. The student must have successfully completed at least 50 percent of the assignments prior to course end and prior to requesting an incomplete grade. The instructor will not accept assignments received after the date indicated on the agreement, and the student’s grade will be assigned according to the work the student completed by that predetermined date. A grade of I cannot be given if less than 50 percent of the assignments have been completed by the official end date of the course. An incomplete grade that has not been changed by the official date in this agreement will be converted to an F by the administrative staff members of the Department of Health Science. Dress Code The cardiovascular sonography program complies with the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences’ dress code. In addition, students in the didactic phase of the curriculum will be required to wear a uniform for training in the ultrasound teaching lab. Students also may be required to wear this uniform during end-of-rotation seminars within the clinical year. This uniform will include a gray, short-sleeved T-shirt, either plain or with the cardiovascular program or NSU logo on the front. No logo or writing should be on the back of the T-shirt. Pants must be navy blue, gym-type shorts with an elastic waistband and drawstrings, either plain or with the program or NSU logo on the pant leg. All students must be prepared and able to remove the T-shirt for thoracic, cardiac, chest wall, and abdominal examination at any time during training in the ultrasound teaching lab. Therefore, females must wear a sports bra or similar under attire beneath the T-shirt. Athletic shoes and socks must be worn at all times in the lab, except as dictated by the instructor for specific training purposes. This uniform is permitted to be worn only in the ultrasound teaching lab. Upon leaving a lab session, unless immediately leaving the NSU campus for the day, the program-specific white clinical jackets must be worn and students should change back into normal professional attire as described above. Students in off-site clinical rotations must wear acceptable and professional attire consisting of clean and presentable matching scrub sets with appropriate closed-toe shoes and the program specific white clinical jackets at all times. Students must wear their approved NSU ID badges in plain view while on campus and on clinical rotations at all times. Students may not wear the following at any time either on campus or at a clinical externship location: shorts or cutoffs, miniskirts (higher than mid-thigh), jeans (all colors), see-through clothing or halter tops, sandals, flip-flops, or any other type of open-toed shoe; non-university or non-program logo T-shirts (as the outer shirt), jogging or exercise clothing; any type of head-covering to include but not limited to hats, caps, scarves, shawls, or wraps of any kind, unless of a religious nature. Failure to comply with dress code policies is considered to be unprofessional behavior and may result in the student’s placement on professional probation and/or further disciplinary action including referral to the Committee on Student Progress for unprofessional behavior. Students will be required to sign the Dress Code Policies Agreement form upon matriculation into the program, attesting to their understanding of and their agreement to follow all of the above dress code policies.