PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Anesthesia 2024–2025 142 The coursework is delivered in a hybrid format. Courses that include labs are held at the NSU Palm Beach campus, two to three weekends during the winter semester. The rest of the coursework is delivered via distance-learning technologies. Academic Promotions and Progression • Students must complete each course with a B- (80 percent) or better grade. • Receiving a final grade lower than a B- (80 percent) or failure of any course(s) will negate the option to enter the NSU AA program under this agreement. • There is no remediation process for failed courses. • Not completing a course will constitute a failure of the course, and the student will receive a grade of F in the course. • The certificate is a lockstepped program and must be completed in one year. • Direct entry into one of the NSU AA programs upon completion of the two-semester program with a 3.6 GPA. Students who graduate with a 3.3 GPA or higher are also guaranteed an interview. • Applicants will need to fulfill all admissions requirements for the NSU AA program, including all prerequisites courses, successful interview, GRE/MCAT scores, letters of recommendations, anesthesia exposure, and minimum GPA of 2.75 with a preferred GPA of 3.25 or above. Graduate Certificate in Pre-Anesthesiologist Assistant Studies (Pre-AA Certificate) • complete all courses of this lockstep program (18 credits) in sequence in the fall and winter semesters • complete each course with a grade of B- (80 percent) or better • complete graduate application Attendance Pre-AA Certificate courses are designed in a hybrid format. Each student holds the responsibility to fulfill all class requirements, access recommended resources, and meet the appropriate deadlines for assignment submission and exams. Students are required to access and participate in their weekly web-based classes. When classes are live online/synchronous, attendance is mandatory. Grading Policies and Procedures Pre-AA Certificate courses are graded on an alpha scale. Students must complete each course with a B- (80 percent) or better.