NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

NSU Health Professions Division 17 by continuing to remain current according to the CDC recommendations for health care personnel during their program. Due to the increased risk of pertussis in a health care setting, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices highly recommends health care workers receive a one-time Tdap (ask your health care provider). Tdap is required, without regard to interval of previous dose of Tetanus Toxoid (Td). Influenza Vaccinations are administered annually. One dose of the influenza vaccine is required each fall. KPCOM students should refer to their college section for specific instructions concerning the influenza vaccine. Hepatitis B • Both of the following are required—Three vaccinations and positive surface antibody titer. (Lab report is required.) • If the series is in progress, evidence of at least one shot must be provided, and the renewal date will be set accordingly. • If the titer is negative or equivocal, the student must repeat the series and provide a repeat titer report. PPD Skin Test (Two Step) One of the following is required—negative two-step test or negative blood test (such as QuantiFERON Gold Blood Test or T-Spot Test) or, if positive PPD results, provide a chest X-ray and/or prophylactic treatment information within the past 12 months. Please note that some rotation sites may not accept the QuantiFeron Gold Blood Test. Arrangements Students may request that the Student Medical Center administer these immunizations. The Student Medical Center will make appointments in as timely a manner as possible. Students may call (954) 262-4100 to make an appointment. Once made, the appointment becomes the student’s obligation and must be kept. For students at other NSU campuses, appointments may be scheduled with the NSU-designated physician for their area. Students may also request that the NSU Clinic Pharmacy administer the influenza vaccination. Students are financially responsible for all required immunizations. Failure to Comply The university is not required to provide alternative sites for clinical practicum or rotations should immunization be a requirement for placement. Therefore, failure to complywith this policy may result in a student’s inability to satisfy the graduation requirements in his or her program. Relative to clinical rotation site requirements, students are expected to consult their specific college/program handbooks for compliance with any college/program-specific requirements. Dress Code Students in the Health Professions Divisionmust 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 facilitymay 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 labmay 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

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