NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

16 NSU Health Professions Division Visit nova.edu/financialaid/contactus for extended hours of operation during peak periods. The One-Stop Shops are closed on holidays observed by NSU. Regional Campuses The Office of Student Financial Assistance hours of operation at the regional campuses are as follows: Fort Myers Monday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jacksonville Monday–Friday: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Miami Monday–Friday: 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 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. Veterans Resource Center The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is the centralized location for resources and services for veterans and militaryaffiliated students. The VRC’s mission includes facilitating academic success and supporting university and community engagement, professional development, and, ultimately, graduation and career attainment. Located in the Carl DeSantis Building, room 1045, the VRC is a home away from home that offers the following: • assistance with educational benefits • a lounge, meeting, and study area with a computer lab and free printing • veteran-specific programming with university and community engagement opportunities • academic drop-ins from the Career Development office, Tutoring and Testing Center, The Writing Center, and success coaches • a biweekly speaker series with topics such as VA benefits, pro-bono veteran legal assistance, and financial planning • a home for the Student Veteran Association Group, Freedom Sharks For more information about NSU’s Veterans Resource Center, find us at nova.edu/veterans, email us at vrc@nova.edu, or call (954) 262-FLAG (3524). Certificate of Physical Examination Most programs require students to have a certificate of physical examination completed by their physician. 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: Basic Immunizations Every student is required to have had an immunization for, or show evidence of immunity to, the following diseases before matriculating at Nova Southeastern University (with the exception of the influenza vaccination, which is administered yearly): Varicella (Chicken Pox) One of the following is required—Proof of two vaccinations or positive antibody titer. (Lab report is required.) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) One of the following is required—Proof of two vaccinations or positive antibody titer for measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella. (Lab report is required.) Tetanus Toxoid, Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) All students are required to have had a Tetanus Toxoid, Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap) booster prior to matriculation and must maintain immunity