PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 180 • 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 is only permitted while on break and not in lab areas, unless specifically approved by your instructors. • Students must always wear their approved NSU ID badges in plain view while on campus and on clinical rotations. • Students may not wear the following at any time, either on campus or at a clinical externship location: shorts or cutoffs; miniskirts (higher than mid-thigh); jeans (all colors); see-through clothing or halter tops; sandals, flip-flops, or any other type of open-toed shoe; non-university or non-program logo T-shirts (as the outer shirt); jogging or exercise clothing; any type of head covering, including, but not limited to, hats, caps, scarves, shawls, or wraps of any kind, unless of a religious nature. Failure to comply with dress code policies is considered to be unprofessional behavior and may result in the student being referred to the CSP for unprofessional behavior. Students will be required to sign the Dress Code Policies Agreement Form upon matriculation into the program, attesting to their understanding of and their agreement to follow all the above dress code policies. Clinical Externships • Clinical externships time frame: The second year of study in the B.S.—MS program consists of clinical externships, i.e., courses designated as BMS 4500, 4600, and 4700. Clinical Externships consist of three terms for a total of 48 weeks, with a minimum of 37 hours per week. • Clinical externships placement: The student’s initial clinical externship placement is assigned during the third term (summer) of the first year of study. The final clinical externship weekly schedule will be left at the discretion of the clinical site and the student, but must follow the guidelines outlined above. • Clinical assignments during the second year will be determined by the clinical coordinators, and students are requested to honor those assignments. Clinical sites may be local in-state, nonlocal in-state, and/or out-of-state. • Students who have not taken the Sonography Principles and Instrumentations (SPI) Exam with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) will not be able to start their clinical externships. Duties and expectations in clinical externships: Students in clinical externships must follow all the rules and regulations of both the university and the clinical site, including, but not restricted to, rules and regulations on confidentiality, job safety, dress code, attendance, and daily work activities. An area of special emphasis is the dress code requirements and the restrictions students must follow while at their clinical site. Typically, these are as follows: • Do not bring valuables into the clinical setting; secure storage will likely not be available. • Students must wear approved scrubs and close-toed shoes, as designated by the site.