PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences 2023–2024 150 Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences Palm Beach NSU’s PCHCS offers two programs in respiratory therapy. One program is designed for the first professional or entry-level student and the other for the practicing registered respiratory therapist (RRT) who meets the entry requirements. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Respiratory Therapy—First-Professional Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Respiratory Therapy— Postprofessional The B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional program is delivered in a distance format. Policies that are not covered in this section are addressed in previous sections of the handbook. Academic Promotions and Progression The progress of each student through the curriculum requires continuous satisfactory academic and professional performance. Substandard performance in any course or failing to exhibit satisfactory professional behavior will be referred to the CSP. (See the CSP in the college section of this handbook.) Academic Warning B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional students whose semester GPA falls below 2.0 (regardless of the cumulative GPA), or who fail a course, regardless of GPA, may be placed on academic warning. Attendance All the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional courses are designed in distance-learning formats. 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 web-based classes at least once per week or more, depending on weekly curriculum requirements, to complete assignments. Grading Policies and Procedures Courses for the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—Postprofessional program are graded on an alpha scale.