College of Pharmacy Student Handbook 2023-2024

Barry and Judy Silverman College of Pharmacy 2023–2024 131 • Attendance is mandatory at all Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPEs) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs). While on IPPEs and APPEs, holidays DO NOT APPLY. All hours are required to meet licensure requirements. • Attendance is strongly recommended at all assigned classes and lectures unless otherwise indicated by the instructor (see syllabus for faculty policy on attendance for each course). Tardiness Health Professions Division class hours are from 8:10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, as scheduled. Promptness is a desired trait of a professional. Tardiness disturbs the lecturer and students in the class and is unprofessional. Classes begin at 10 minutes after the hour and finish on the hour. Students should be seated when class begins and may be denied admission to the class once the lecture has begun. When mandatory attendance is required, students may be marked absent if not present in class when class begins. Students should wait 20 minutes for the instructor’s arrival unless notified by an authorized college representative that the class has been canceled. Class schedules are issued each semester, but the administration reserves the right to make changes, assign weekend and evening hours, or deviate from published schedules, as necessary. Dress Code Students in the Health Professions Division must maintain a neat and clean appearance befitting students attending professional school. Therefore, attire should convey a professional appearance whenever the student is on campus, in classes or laboratories, and on pharmacy practice experiences and authorized college activities. Pharm.D. students must wear their white clinical jacket at all times while on campus and at experiential sites. The dress code must be followed at all times. The following constitutes acceptable professional attire: • professional business dress, which includes shirt, tie, slacks, pants, skirt with blouse, dress, and appropriate shoes • matching scrub sets and shoes • NSU Silverman College of Pharmacy polo shirts and dress slacks • NSU-issued identification badges These guidelines apply on campus from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during any scheduled evening or weekend classes, and while on pharmacy practice experiences. Students inappropriately dressed or groomed may be requested to leave the campus. Students who are requested to leave campus due to dress code violations will receive an unexcused absence for any class or pharmacy practice experience missed in connection with such violation. Dress code violations will be considered improper professional behavior and may result in referral to the Student Professional Conduct Committee for potential disciplinary action. Classes requiring special dress (e.g., laboratory or physical assessment) will be the only exceptions to dress code allowed during regular school hours.