The student's health must enable him/her to fulfill the requirements and outcomes of the nursing program. The Heartland Community College Nursing Program recommends the following as functional abilities for nurses.
|Gross Motor Skills||Gross motor skills sufficient to provide the full range of safe and effective nursing care activities.|
|Fine Motor Skills||Fine motor skills sufficient to perform manual psychomotor skills.|
|Physical Endurance||Physical stamina sufficient to perform client care activities for entire length of work role.|
|Physical Strength||Physical strength sufficient to perform full range of required client care activities.|
|Mobility||Physical abilities sufficient to move from place to place and to maneuver to perform nursing activities.|
|Hearing||Auditory ability sufficient for physical monitoring and assessment of client health care needs.|
|Visual||Visual ability sufficient for accurate observation and performance of nursing care.|
|Tactile||Tactile ability sufficient for physical monitoring and assessment of health care needs.|
|Smell||Olfactory ability sufficient to detect significant environmental and client odors.|
|Reading||Reading ability sufficient to comprehend the written word at a minimum of a tenth grade level.|
|Arithmetic||Arithmetic ability sufficient to do computations at a minimum of an eighth grade level. It includes the following three concepts: Counting: the act of enumerating or determining the number of items in a group. Measuring: the act or process of ascertaining the extent, dimensions, or quantity of something. Computing: the act or process of performing mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.|
|Emotional Stability||Emotional stability sufficient to assume responsibility/accountability for actions.|
|Analytical Thinking||Reasoning skills sufficient to perform deductive/inductive thinking for nursing decisions.|
|Critical Thinking Skills||Critical thinking ability sufficient to exercise sound nursing judgment.|
|Interpersonal Skills||Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups, respecting social, cultural, and spiritual diversity.|
|Communication Skills||Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in oral and written form.|
The student's health must enable him/her to fulfill the requirements and outcomes of the nursing program. The Heartland Community College Nursing Program follows the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. recommendations of functional abilities for nurses.
The College offers services for students with documented sensory, physical, learning, or other disabilities. Students must submit appropriate documentation and then participate in an interactive process with Disability Support Services to determine reasonable accommodations. Students with documented disabilities may benefit from the following accommodations: notetakers, testing accommodations (extended time, readers, scribes), sign language interpreters, and a host of others. If you believe you are eligible to receive accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact Disability Support Services.
The program reserves the right to require a simulated clinical test to verify an applicant's/student's ability to perform the actions listed above.
* National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.