PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2024–2025 168 Technology page, nova.edu/oiit, clicking on the “Create Your Email” link, and following the directions to request a new email account. Course Registration and Self-Service Banner Once students have been accepted to their program, they will retrieve their NSU Identity and set a new password by accessing the needed information and following the instructions through app.nova.edu/mynsuidentity. B.H.Sc. students may only take BHS classes during winter, summer II, and fall terms. However B.H.Sc. students may take any missing general education classes through NSU’s undergraduate admissions during any term in which they are offered. Online Course Access and Canvas All the B.H.Sc. online courses, which a student has registered for, will be accessed through Canvas. Students must use their NSU email and password to log on to their courses posted on Canvas. Canvas can be accessed through sharklearn.nova.edu. Online Student Center—Program and Course Communication All students are required to visit the online student center at least once every two weeks. All communication and programmatic information will be posted in the online student center. It is required that all B.H.Sc. students use the online student center when communicating with the program. All class communication must take place through the Canvas course itself. Nondegree-Seeking Students A nondegree-seeking student is one who wishes to take coursework in the B.H.Sc. program, but does not intend to pursue the B.H.Sc. degree at the time of application. The nondegree-seeking student must meet the following admission requirements to take classes in the B.H.Sc. program: • a minimum of an associate’s degree or equivalent credit hours in a field of health from a regionally accredited college or university • a diploma or certificate of completion in a field of health care Due to the limited number of seats available in the program, preference for admission and registration will be given to degree-seeking students. Nondegree-seeking students are limited to taking a maximum of nine semester hours of B.H.Sc. coursework. Enrollment in these courses does not guarantee acceptance into the B.H.Sc. degree program or any other NSU program. If, after taking classes in the B.H.Sc. program, a nondegree-seeking student decides to pursue the B.H.Sc. degree, the student must resubmit an application to the program to be a degree-seeking student and must meet all the admission requirements for the B.H.Sc. degree program. A nondegree-seeking student who, after taking classes in the B.H.Sc. program, decides to apply to be a degree-seeking student may request a transfer of credits taken as a nondegree-seeking student in accordance with the transfer policy of the B.H.Sc. program. All applicants must show evidence of computer skills through coursework or self-study prior to the end of the first term. Students may obtain instruction through the NSU Student Microcomputer Laboratory or other training facilities.