PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2024–2025 129 • 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 Students who continue to engage in disruptive behavior after this warning may be administratively withdrawn from the course.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 A second disruptive posting will cause the author to be administratively withdrawn from the course. Drug Screening NSU’s PCHCS maintains affiliation agreements with many health care institutions. These affiliation agreements allow for student clinical training experiences within these institutions. Students may be required to undergo random drug screening, at the request of these institutions, prior to entering the facility for training. Drug Policy—Zero Tolerance NSU’s PCHCS has a zero tolerance policy for drug use. This includes the use of illegal drugs; the use of controlled substances without a prescription; the use of marijuana, even if prescribed or certified by a physician; and the use of, or being under the influence of, alcohol while on rotation/clinical experience or in class. Should a student receive a positive drug or alcohol screen and a positive follow-up screen,