PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2024–2025 172 official end date of the course. An incomplete grade that has not been changed by the official date in this agreement will be converted to an F by the administrative staff members of the Department of Health Science. Dress Code The cardiovascular sonography program complies with the PCHCS’ dress code. In addition, students in the didactic phase of the curriculum will be required to wear a uniform for training in the ultrasound teaching lab. Students also may be required to wear this uniform during end-of-rotation seminars within the clinical year. This uniform will include a gray, short-sleeved T-shirt, either plain or with the cardiovascular program or NSU logo on the front. No logo or writing should be on the back of the T-shirt. Pants must be navy blue, gym-type shorts with an elastic waistband and drawstrings, either plain or with the program or NSU logo on the pant leg. All students must be prepared and able to remove the T-shirt for thoracic, cardiac, chest wall, and abdominal examination at any time during training in the ultrasound teaching lab. Therefore, females must wear a sports bra or similar under attire beneath the T-shirt. Athletic shoes and socks must be worn at all times in the lab, except as dictated by the instructor for specific training purposes. This uniform is permitted to be worn only in the ultrasound teaching lab. Upon leaving a lab session, unless immediately leaving the NSU campus for the day, the program-specific white clinical jackets must be worn and students should change back into normal professional attire or program-specific scrubs. An area of special emphasis is preparing our students for the dress code requirements and restrictions they will have to follow while at their clinical externships in year two of the program. Accordingly, while in lab, all students will follow these guidelines which are typical of clinical sites: • Do not bring valuables into the clinical setting; secure storage will likely not be available. • Students must wear approved scrubs and closed-toe shoes as designated by the site. • ID badges must be worn below the neck but above the waistline. • Hair must be pulled back and controlled, or up off of the collar. • Artificial nails, nail art, and acrylic nails or nail extensions may not be worn. • Nails must be trimmed to ¼” past the tip of the finger. Nail polish must not be chipped or cracked. • Any visible tattoos must be covered. • Body piercings are limited to two per ear, and any jewelry worn cannot extend below the earlobe. • All other body piercings must be covered. • Phones or any other personal device(s) must be in silent mode in lab areas. • Talking, texting, or any other form of accessing such personal devices, including audiovisual recording or playback, is only permitted while on break and in nonpatient care areas. • Students are prohibited from capturing images, video, sound, or photographs at the clinical site, regardless of any expressed or implied consent. Students must wear their approved NSU ID badges in plain view while on campus and on clinical rotations at all times.