PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 184 CAAHEP contact and address: Gina Scarboro, CAAHEP executive director. 9355 113th Street N., #7709, Seminole, FL 33775-7709. Phone: (727) 210-2350; fax: (727) 210-2354. JRC-DMS contact and address: Gerry Magat (mail@jrcdms.org). 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Phone: (443) 973-3251. 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. Online Course Access and Canvas All the B.S.—MS online courses that 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. Bachelor of Science—Medical Sonography/Master of Health Science (B.S.—MS/M.H.Sc.) Academic Calendar The Bachelor of Science in Medical Sonography with Master of Health Science (B.S.—MS/M.H.Sc.) option program follows the same term schedule, starting in the summer term of the respective academic year, and continuing through the end of the summer term two academic years later, for an overall program length of 27 months. The specific start and end dates are based on the overall schedule mandated by the university. Please refer to online university resources for specific calendar and term dates and holiday observances. All purely online courses at the master’s level are on a three-term calendar. Refer to the academic calendar published in this handbook and on web-based resources by the online M.H.Sc. program for specific term dates. The classroom and lab-based courses, including the clinical externships, are on a three-term calendar. Academic Promotions and Progression • Honors: The students may receive academic honors per term based on the completed work for the term. The policy for dean’s or president’s lists follows that in place for the PCHCS. A notice will be sent to the student and notification will be entered on the student’s transcript. • Graduation with Honors: A student graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.74 or higher is eligible to receive the degree with honors. A student graduating with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 is eligible to receive the degree with high honors. • Academic Progress: For each course offered within the program, contact information for the designated contact person for that course will be available in the syllabus of the course. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their professors or lab instructors regarding any issues impeding academic progress. Students are also strongly encouraged to contact the program director, if necessary.