The following documents must be provided upon notification of acceptance into our Practical Nursing Program and returned to us prior to beginning the first semester:
• Health Requirements: Proof of Immunizations according to the DPH requirements:
• Hepatitis B vaccine, see Health Records Worksheet Options.
• MMR vaccine or immunity.
• Td required (tetanus 10 years), Tdap recommended.
• Negative TB testing following two-step guidelines.
• Varicella status documented. Please use the Health Records Worksheet as a guideline
• Meningococcal Vaccination if under 21 years of age, you must provide evidence of
receiving a dose of quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine on or after your 16th birthday.
• Proof of physical exam within one year of program start, program starts every August.
Please complete the Health Clearance with Physical Date and Immunization Form.
• Proof of current health insurance for the duration of the program.
• Proof of student nurse liability policy which must be maintained for the entire program length.
• Proof of current CPR (Healthcare Provider and AED) Certification, (America Heart Association
or the American Red Cross), which must be maintained for the entire program length.
• Attest to the ability to meet the technical standards of the nursing program with or without
• Satisfactory Criminal Offender Record Information Release (CORI).
Our Practical Nursing Program requires a CORI inquiry as part of the admission process into the practical nursing program. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor crime or have a pending criminal case must meet the eligibility requirements of the school and any affiliating clinical agencies. Students who are refused clinical placement due to CORI issues will be withdrawn from the nursing program.
Students entering our Practical Nursing Program must be able to meet technical standards required to perform nursing care to patients, requiring specific skills in a variety of health care settings. Students must document their ability to perform these standards with or without reasonable accommodations, upon acceptance to the program.
• Read and comprehend textbook material at the 10th-grade level.
• Speak clearly and relay information whether spoken, printed, signed, or computer-voice
format in conversational English to patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
• Gather, analyze, and draw conclusions from information.
• Stand for extended periods of time minimally two (2) hours.
• Walk for a minimum of six (6) hours, not necessarily continuously.
• Stoop, bend, and twist for a minimum of thirty (30) minutes at a time and be able to repeat
this activity at frequent intervals.
• Lift a 40-pound person or assist with a larger person and transfer the person from one location
• Apply personal protective equipment and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
• Feel by touch to locate and assess pulses, skin texture, and temperature.
• Use the small muscle dexterity necessary to perform precision psychomotor skills.
• Hear spoken words, monitor signals of all bells and vital sign assessment equipment, overhead
announcements, pages, and alarms.
• Maintain vision sufficient for the performance of precision skills and be able to recognize color
(i.e., cyanosis, pallor, jaundice) and color changes.
• Remain calm, rational, and decisive and maintain self-control at all times, especially during
• Exhibit interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients, families, and members of the
healthcare team, including teamwork, collaboration, politeness, sensitivity, and respect.
• Maintain cleanliness and personal grooming consistent with close client contact.
• Function without harm to self or others if under the influence of prescription or over the
• Demonstrate attitudes and actions consistent with the ethical standards of the