CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 2018–2019 197 Students Rights and Responsibilities See the NSU Student Handbook , Statement on Student Rights and Statement on Student Responsibilities. Specific University Policy and Procedures See the NSU Student Handbook for additional university policies and procedures. Department of Physician Assistant Fort Lauderdale The Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program at Fort Lauderdale-Davie is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistant Education (ARC-PA) and is a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association. Dress Code Students in the NSU PA Program—Fort Lauderdale campus are expected to comply with the dress code as outlined by the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences policy. In addition, students in the didactic phase of the curriculum will be required to wear a uniform for physical diagnosis lab and other laboratory exercises throughout the curriculum. This uniform will include a gray, short-sleeved T-shirt with the PA program logo. 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 with the logo on the pant leg. All students must be prepared and able to remove their T-shirt for thoracic, cardiac, chest wall, and abdominal examinations. Therefore, female students must wear a sports bra beneath their T-shirt. Because of the nature of the exams, tank tops are not permitted in lieu of a sports bra. Athletic shoes and socks must be worn at all times in the lab, except as dictated by the instructor. Academic Promotions and Progression The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous, satisfactory academic and professional performance. No student may advance to the clinical year of study without satisfactorily completing all of the requirements for the didactic year’s courses. In addition, no student may complete the clinical-year curriculum and graduate without satisfactorily completing all of the requirements for the clinical-year coursework. Any student failing a course or failing to exhibit satisfactory professional behavior will be referred to the Committee on Student Progress. (See information regarding the Committee on Student Progress in the Academic Standing section of this handbook.)