PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Health Professions Division 2024–2025 96 Affirmative Opt-Out Required For those students who already have adequate health insurance coverage and do not need the NSU-endorsed insurance plan, this charge will be removed from their account once proof of coverage has been submitted by completing the online waiver. To complete the waiver form, go to nova.edu/studentinsurance. The online waiver is the only process by which insurance charges will be removed and coverage will be canceled. Students who fail to complete the waiver form and provide proof of health insurance by the stated deadline will not be eligible to have charges removed and will continue to be enrolled in the insurance plan endorsed by NSU. Waivers must be completed at the start of each academic year by the program’s assigned deadline, which can be found online at nova.edu/studentinsurance. In view of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act, as well as all forms of health care insurance, we wish to advise those students who have health care coverage from commercial carriers—or the marketplace health care exchanges from states other than Florida—to check with their carriers to be sure they have comprehensive health care coverage in the region of Florida where they will be attending classes or practicum rotations. Cell Phones, Computers, Tablets, and Electronic Devices The use of all electronic devices for nonclassroom-related (i.e., personal) business during class time is discouraged. Visitors Visitors are not permitted in classrooms or laboratories on HPD property without prior permission from the college or department. No visitors are permitted in a restricted area at any time. If students are expecting visitors, they must request permission from the college or department coordinator and obtain permission from the instructor(s) giving the lecture that the visitor will be attending. No permission will be granted the day of visitation. Additionally, students should ask their visitors to sign in with the college or department receptionist and/or department coordinator when they arrive. Student escorts are permissible after sign-in. Visits to Other Institutions Students may not use their enrollment in an HPD college as a professional or graduate school student to gain expanded access to any health-related institution beyond what is granted to the general public. Visits to relatives or friends who are hospitalized are permitted, provided they are within visiting hours and all health care providers’ rules are observed.