||Emotional & Mental Stability
||Nursing students must possess the ability to function effectively under stress; Demonstrate flexibility and concern for others; able to provide safe nursing care and work in environment with multiple interruptions and noises, distractions, and unexpected patient needs.
||Nursing students shall possess ability to be oriented to time, place and person
||Speak, read, write, & use English language effectively. Communicate effectively in interactions with others verbally, nonverbally & in written form
||Nursing students must possess the ability to affectively interact with the environment and other persons. Able to communicate with wide variety of people and styles, ability to be easily understood. Reading, writing, recording, and documenting critical patient information required.
||Comprehend and process information; perform algebraic and complex calculations
||Nursing students must possess the ability to engage in written and oral directives related to patient care, focusing and remembering information given by faculty/healthcare providers to assimilate and apply to patient care; comprehend and process instructions readily; Perform mathematical functions regarding medication administration.
||Ability to problem solve
||Nursing students must possess the ability to integrate information through critical thinking based on information gathered on patients during clinical sessions, and during class sessions that are applied to the clinical process.
||Use of auditory sense
||Nursing students must possess the ability to hear and correctly interpret what is heard; which includes patient complaints, physical assessments (heart, bowel and other sound), physicians' orders whether verbal or over telephone, fire and equipment alarms, etc.
||Physical ability, flexibility, strength and stamina
||Standard work day requires various abilities including standing, walking, sitting, bending, flexing, lifting, twisting, stooping, kneeling, reaching, stretching, pushing and pulling to gather and stock supplies, operate equipment (computers, various types of medical devices, hospital beds, etc.), and perform required functions of patient care. Often must lift, carry or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be able to assist patient position, transfer, or transport requiring lifting in excess of 40 pounds.
||Physical ability, coordination, dexterity
||Nursing students shall possess gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to perform required functions of patient care; hand-wrist movement, hand-eye coordination, and simple firm grasping required for fine motor skills and manipulation; fine and gross finger dexterity required;
||Use of touch
||Nursing students shall possess the tactile feeling required to detect heat, cold, pain, pressure, etc.
||Use of sight
||Nursing students shall possess the visual skills necessary to detect signs and symptoms, body language of patients, color of wounds and drainage, and possible infections anywhere. Interpret written word accurately, read characters and identify colors on the computer screen.