PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 126 Building, classrooms, laboratories, and all areas involved in providing patient care. Additionally, the dress code is in force Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the library and in other areas not mentioned above. Those failing to comply may be dismissed from the classroom and/or campus. A written warning describing the infraction will be entered into the student’s file. The following constitutes acceptable and professional attire: • white clinical jackets at all times for students enrolled in all entry-level programs • professional business dress, which includes shirt, tie, slacks, pants, skirt with blouse, dress, and appropriate shoes • matching scrub sets and shoes • No institutional scrubs may be worn by any PCHCS student at any time while on campus. Institutional scrubs are those that have the identification symbols or lettering from the institution that owns or issues them. Those scrubs are marked in locations that are easy to identify as being part of the inventory of that institution. Students may not wear the following: shorts or cutoffs, miniskirts (higher than mid-thigh), jeans (all colors), see-through clothing or halter tops, sandals, flip-flops, T-shirts (as the outer shirt), jogging or exercise clothing, inappropriately mismatched garments, hats, or caps (except of a religious nature). Students must wear their approved NSU ID badges while on campus. The dress code is to be observed at all times, including midterms and examination periods. Students are expected to consult their specific program handbooks for compliance with any program-specific supplemental dress code policies. Classroom Behavior Talking during lectures to those nearby is disturbing to others who desire to hear the lecture. The instructor may dismiss anyone from class who is involved in disruptive behaviors while in class or laboratory. Hats, other than religious cover, are not to be worn indoors. Food and drinks are not permitted in auditorium, laboratories, or library. Netiquette In a traditional classroom, students are reminded that behavior that disrupts the class or interferes with other students and their ability to learn is unacceptable. Any person engaged in disruptive behavior receives a written warning from the instructor. Students who continue to engage in disruptive behavior after this warning may be administratively withdrawn from the course. Similarly, in an online course, any electronic postings, emails, or electronic messages that disrupt the class or interfere with learning goals and objectives are unacceptable. Electronic communication—the backbone of online courses—must be civil, respectful, and cordial at all times. Any posting that disrupts or interferes with learning will be removed, and the author of the posting will receive a written warning. A second disruptive posting will cause the author to be administratively withdrawn from the course.