NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

14 NSU Health Professions Division Orlando Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Palm Beach Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Puerto Rico Tuesday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Military Affairs Veterans Resource Center The Military Affairs Veterans Resource Center (VRC) was developed to provide a centralized location for resources and services specifically designed for our veteran, ROTC, and military-affiliated students. The mission of the VRC is multifaceted and includes the facilitation of academic success; transitional assistance; university and community engagement support; provision of professional development opportunities; and, ultimately, graduation and career attainment. Located in the Carl DeSantis Building, the VRC gives students a home away from home, with lounge space, study areas, a conference room, a computer lab, a refrigerator, and a microwave. It is also the host of the Student Veterans of America (SVA) group Freedom Sharks. Additional information can be found online at nova.edu/veterans. Additionally, NSU Military Affairs collaborates with the Veterans Access Clinic, which provides veterans and their immediate family members with priority access to NSU’s health care clinics. NSU Health The NSU Health health care centers serve an important function and are an integral part of the training programs. They provide a vital community function by bringing health care service to areas whose medical needs traditionally have gone unmet. NSU Health is responsible for the oversight and administration of the university’s health care centers, offering primary and specialty care services, along with a wide variety of other health care services, such as eye care; dental medicine; mental health; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; and a full-service pharmacy on campus. Specific information about the clinics and services available to enrolled students are included on the NSU Health website at nsuhealth.nova.edu. Student Medical Center The mission of the Student Medical Center is to provide quality primary health care services to our collegiate population. The center is located in Fort Lauderdale on the first floor of the Dr. Sanford L. Ziff Health Care Center. The friendly staff of physicians are board-certified in multiple specialties, from internal medicine to emergency medicine. Services available include physical examinations; women’s health care; vaccinations; STI prevention, testing, and treatment; birth control; general medical care; and minor surgical procedures. Students can schedule an appointment by calling (954) 2621262 or (954) 262-4100. More information about the student medical center is available online at nsuhealth.nova.edu/student-care/student -medical-center.html. Additional Information about health care services and clinics available to enrolled students can be found on the NSU Health website at nsuhealth.nova.edu. Certificate of Physical Examination Most programs require students to have a certificate of physical examination completed by their physicians. Forms will be provided to each matriculant as part of the admissions package or can be downloaded from nova.edu/smc/immunization-forms. Students may request that the University Health Service perform these examinations. The University Health Service will make appointments in as timely a manner as possible. The appointments, once made, become an obligation of the student, and must be kept. These certificates (whether done privately or by the university) will be placed in an appropriate facility. Immunization Requirements Students must complete a mandatory immunization form, which must be signed by a licensed health care provider. The form can be found at nova.edu/smc. Students in the Health Professions Division may be required to upload proof of immunizations to multiple online portals to satisfy the requirements of their programs and training facilities where they are assigned. The following immunizations/vaccinations are required of students at the Health Professions Division based on the current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for health care personnel: