Criteria for Admission/Retention in the LPN Program
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES ESSENTIAL FOR NURSING PRACTICE
A candidate for a nursing degree must possess functional abilities essential for nursing practice. Reasonable accommodations may be made for some disabilities. However, a candidate is expected to perform in a reasonably independent manner.
FIFTEEN CATEGORIES OF FUNCTIONAL ABILITIESGross Motor SkillsGross motor skills sufficient to provide a full range of safe and efffective nursing care activities. Fine Motor SkillsFine motor skills sufficient to perform manual psychomotor skills. Physical EndurancePhysical stamina sufficent to perform full range of required client care activities. MobilityPhysical ability sufficient to move from place to place and to maneuver to perform nursing activities. HearingAuditory ability sufficient for physical monitoring and assessment of client health care needs. VisualVisual ability sufficient for accurate observation and performance of nursing care. TactileTactile ability sufficient for physical monitoring and assessment of health care needs. SmellOlfactory ability sufficient to detect environment and client odors. ReadingReading ability sufficient to comprehend the written word at a minimum of tenth grade level. ArithmeticArithmetic ability sufficient to do computation as a minimum of and eight grade level. It includes the following three concepts: Counting: The actof enumerating or determining the number of items in a group.