CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

204 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 2018–2019 advance of any changes. Students must comply with all policies and procedures of the clinical sites, assigned hospitals, and NSU. During the clinical year, PA students will be required to document clinical experiences via a web-based program. Students will be responsible for completing their electronic patient logs on a daily basis. All students will be given training on using the clinical experience software during the advanced didactic semester. Additional Specific Policies Orlando student handbooks, academic and clinical, cover respectively all policies, procedures, courses, and rotations appropriate for the two areas of the curricula. These handbooks elucidate more specifics for guidance and governance of the students while in the program. The Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Student Handbook supersedes the Orlando PA program handbooks if there are conflicts, although the program’s handbooks may be more strict and detailed. Jacksonville The Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program at Jacksonville 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—Jacksonville are expected to comply with the dress code as outlined by the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences policy. Dress should be neat, pressed, and cleaned as necessary to affect a professional image and appearance. If staining does not permit complete cleaning, the clothing item should be immediately replaced. Daily dress code shall be medical business attire during class hours, Monday through Friday. Casual business attire is acceptable on weekends and evenings (after class hours). Sandals and open-toed shoes are not permitted at any time in clinical or practical areas, physical assessment lab, patient simulation, or other clinical sites. Institutional, hospital, clinic, or nonclinic scrubs are not permitted at the NSU Jacksonville Campus. 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 program-approved, short- sleeved T-shirt and navy blue gym-type shorts with an elastic waistband and drawstrings. 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. For all clinical setting-encounters in the didactic year, students are required to wear an approved NSU navy polo shirt and gray pants. • No active wear, denim, crop, or capri pants may be worn. • Skirts with a skirt length no shorter than two inches above the knee may be worn. • Shoes with heels no greater than two inches may be worn.