(Abilities needed by the nursing student to meet program objectives and requirements)
|Critical Thinking||Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment|
|Interpersonal||Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.|
|Communication||Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
Proficiency in use of English language is sufficient for written and oral communication, no special accommodations are provided by the VWCC Nursing Program.
|Mobility||Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver small places.|
|Motor Skills||Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.|
|Hearing||Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.|
|Visual||Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.|
|Tactile||Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment.|
Students who are unable to meet the Nursing Program Functions cannot meet objectives for clinical courses; therefore, cannot meet course requirements. Students must withdraw from the program and may apply for readmission at such time that he/she is able to meet the Nursing Program Functions required for the practice of nursing.
Despite the foregoing, a qualified person with a disability who can perform these essential functions with reasonable accommodation will be considered for admission along with other qualified applicants.
Student nurses in a variety of client care settings are, by nature of the profession, exposed regularly to highly stressful and demanding situations, combative and difficult clients, and organizational and time pressures. Students may also be exposed to a variety of communicable diseases.
Any student, who is or becomes pregnant, has a limitation, or injury that may affect client or student safety must submit a full unrestricted release from a physician that allows the student to meet the previously stated functions. Any significant changes in health status should be reported to the Nursing Program Faculty.
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