NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

16 NSU Health Professions Division Individual, couples, family, and group counseling that utilizes a brief therapy model is provided in a welcoming office environment. The option for telehealth services is also available when appropriate. Services are scheduled based upon the identified needs and service options chosen by the student. The counselor’s goal is to build upon the student’s current skill sets for positive behavioral change. Services are provided by licensed counselors, a licensed psychologist, and a licensed psychiatrist. Students enrolled full or part time are eligible for 10 counseling sessions per academic year at no cost. Psychiatric services are available and are covered by many commercial insurance plans, or for a nominal fee. Daily appointments are available for new students. Students can register at nova.edu /studentcounseling. Leave of Absence Policy A leave of absence (LOA) is a university-approved, temporary period of time during which the student is not in attendance, but is not considered withdrawn from the university. Students who experience extenuating and unavoidable circumstances that prevent them from maintaining an active status through continuous enrollment must consult with their adviser/program office to determine whether their circumstances warrant an LOA request and to discuss the impacts of an approved LOA on their degree/program completion, academic standing, course grades, and conditions for return. Financial aid recipients who wish to request an LOA must also consult with a financial aid counselor to learn about impacts on their financial aid eligibility. Failure to qualify for—or timely return from—an LOA may have a significant impact on a student’s ability to procure future financial aid and may result in the student being placed into a loan repayment status with the student’s lender pursuant to applicable federal regulations. An LOA request must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the semester/term for the leave. Leaves requested after the semester/term has begun will be considered for approval only in a documented extreme circumstance. An approved LOA may be granted for up to 180 days within a 12-month period. For more details, including the Leave of Absence Request Form, visit the Office of the University Registrar’s website at nova.edu /registrar/policies/leave-of-absence-policy. 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 the division campus and in classes or laboratory or on an experiential rotation or program. The dress code is to be observed at all times, including during midterms and examination periods. Students are expected to consult their specific program handbooks for compliance with any program-specific and clinical rotation site-supplemental dress code policies. Identification Requirements and Fieldwork Prerequisites An affiliated clinical/fieldwork teaching facility may also require a student to pass a state of Florida Department of Health screening before rotation. Other requirements that may be held by the affiliated facility include, but are not limited to, physical examination, fingerprinting, a criminal background check, urinalysis for drugs and alcohol, and proof of immunization. If a student does not meet all requirements held by the affiliated facility before the first day of the scheduled placement, the student’s placement will be canceled. If the placement has already begun, the student will be asked to leave. Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division (HPD) Library The Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library (Press HPD Library) is located on the first floor at the north end of the Terry Building Complex in the Library/Lab Building. The Press HPD Library consists of a large collaboration area for group study, a designated quiet study area, and 50 study rooms. There are a variety of seating options available, from large tables to individual carrels and informal seating. Study rooms, located in the library as well as the adjacent Assembly I and Assembly II buildings, may be checked out for three hours and renewed based on availability. A paging system is offered for students waiting for an available study room. Additionally, one study room is equipped with a Mediascape collaboration unit with double monitor displays for collaborative group work, and a small teaching lab may be reserved for group instruction. The Press HPD Library is usually open for more than 110 hours per week, with extended hours during exams. For current hours of operation, please visit the library web page at nova.edu/hpdlibrary. The Press HPD Library print collection consists of 11,100 monograph titles, 716 archived print journal titles, and 85 active print journal subscriptions. The Press HPD Library provides all HPD students with remote access to online resources, including more than 17,000 health-related, full-text eJournals; 2,000 biomedical eBooks; and 200+ health and medicine-specific databases. These resources may be accessed 24/7 through the Press HPD Library website (nova.edu/hpdlibrary). Professional reference services are available to students in person as well as by phone, email, and online via screensharing software. Eight professional librarians are available to assist students with library resources and research-specific assignments. Each HPD college/program is assigned a subject-specialist liaison librarian who works closely with faculty members and provides instructional sessions for specific class assignments.