PCHCS Student Handbook 2024-2025

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2024–2025 183 delay, if approved, will result in the student not graduating with the student’s original cohort and will delay the possible conferral of degree, and the student will be charged additional tuition for continuation. • Students will be required to sign the Clinical Externship Policies Agreement form upon matriculation into the program, attesting to their understanding of, and their agreement to, follow all of the above clinical externship policies. • 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. • ID badges must be worn below the neck but above the waistline. • Hair must be pulled back and controlled, or up off the collar, in all patient-care areas. • 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 patient care 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 areas. • Students are prohibited from capturing images, videos, sound, or photographs at the clinical site, regardless of any expressed or implied consent. Students in off-site clinical placements will be required to comply with all the specific requirements of the facility. These requirements may include, but are not limited to, fingerprinting, proof of vaccinations, proof of insurance, drug screening, criminal background checks, orientation sessions and/or paperwork, and approved daily clinical shift hours. The college does not assume any responsibility for compliance with these requirements other than informing the student of the requirements. The student must fully comply with all requirements of the specific facility before participating in any activities at that facility. Failure to be eligible to participate in activities at an assigned facility may result in the student not being allowed to complete that clinical externship and may result in disciplinary action, up to, and including, dismissal from the program.