Technical and Physical Standards
Standards have been established to provide guidance to students as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in the program and ultimately in the profession of nursing. Each student must be able to meet the technical standards of performance necessary for the practice of nursing for admission and progression in the program of study. Students must be able to meet the following technical standards with or without a reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to assess patient needs and to understand instructions, emergency signals and telephone conversation.
- Ability to observe patients, manipulate equipment, and interpret data. Ability to ensure a safe environment, identify color changes, read fine print/writing and calculate fine calibrations.
- Ability to express and exchange information and ideas and to interact with patients, family, physicians, peers and other ancillary medical personnel.
- Ability to practice with frequent interruptions, to respond appropriately in an emergency or unexpected situation, and to successfully adapt to extreme variations in workload and stress levels.
- Ability to perform the following physical activities: handling, lifting, and operating equipment frequently moving, lifting, and transferring patients; and performing CPR.