PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences 2024–2025 156 Failure to pass any of the didactic and/or clinical components or their remediation may lengthen the student’s time in the program, as this is a lockstep program. Failure may also delay progress in the program, incur additional tuition, or result in dismissal from the program. Each course in any given semester must be successfully completed with a passing grade to move to the next semester. If this requirement is not met, students can reenter the program upon approval of the program’s administration, successful competency evaluations, and auditing of courses starting in the beginning of the academic year in which the failure took place. The student will be charged for retaking the course(s) that resulted in a failing grade. Course Failures/Remediation If a student should fail a course, a remediation exam is offered. Remediation exams will be graded on the same standard as all other examinations, but the passing grade in the course is limited to the lowest passing grade of C. If a student fails to receive a passing grade on the remediation exam (C, 74 percent or higher) the course failure remains and the student will be referred to the CSP. The committee will review the situation, and make recommendations to the department chair. Only two course remediation examinations will be allowed for the duration of the program. Academic Advisers Upon matriculation, B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—First-Professional students are formally assigned to a faculty member as an academic adviser, and are expected to meet with their academic adviser at least once per semester to monitor their progress and receive assistance for their successful completion of the program. Students may schedule this appointment, or additional appointments, at any time during the year. Each student’s academic adviser, being aware of many valuable resources, can assist each student in every facet of the program if the student is having problems that might interfere with the student’s studies or progress. Students should not hesitate to contact their adviser. Also, it is expected that students respond to any email communication from their academic adviser within 24 hours of receipt. Dress Code Students in the B.S. in Respiratory Therapy—First-Professional are expected to comply with the dress code outlined by the PCHCS policy. During clinical rotations, students must wear pewter scrubs with matching tops and bottoms. Drawstrings should be tied and tucked into the pants. White, gray, or black, rubber-soled shoes with a closed back must be worn. Crocs are not acceptable. Solid color T-shirts in black, gray, or white may be worn under scrubs. Lab coats must be worn over scrubs. Lab coats can only be purchased from the NSU Bookstore with prescribed patches and embroidery, and must be worn over scrubs at all times during class hours, whenever students leave the classroom, and during all clinical rotations. This includes during breaks and at lunch (on campus).