Nursing, at the technical level, involves the provision of direct care and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions.
Therefore, in order to be considered for admission or be retained in the program after admission, all applicants should possess:
- Sufficient visual acuity, such as needed in the accurate preparation and administration of medications, and for the observation necessary for client assessment and nursing care
- Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from clients and members of the health team and to assess health needs people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitor, stethoscope, IV infusion pumps, Doptone, fire alarms, etc
- Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, required in meeting health needs
- Sufficient communication skills (speech, reading, writing) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively as may be necessary in the individuals interest
- Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals