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 Nursing Programs Fitness Requirements
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Vision Statement
Terminal Objectives

Due to student and patient safety concerns, a delay in program entry or interruption in program participation may be necessary to ascertain physical and mental health criteria that meet employers' expectations for practical nursing performance. These criteria include:

  • Heavy lifting up to 70 pounds
  • Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over
  • Straight pulling (3-4 hours/shift)
  • Pushing (3-4 hours/shift)
  • Reaching above shoulder (1 hour/shift)
  • Use of fingers
  • Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses
  • Walking (8 hours)
  • Standing (8 hours)
  • Repeated squatting (3-4 hours/shift)
  • Climbing, legs only (1-2 hours/shift)
  • Both legs required (or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses)
  • Operation of medical equipment
  • Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously
  • Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger #2
  • Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/40 and to 20/100 in the other
  • Hearing (one aid permitted with ability to hear conversational voice 15 feet-one ear)
  • Ability to process and respond to written instructions
  • Ability to process and respond to a sequence of verbal instructions.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback concerning academic performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to maintain interpersonal professional relationships.

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