Technical Standards for Admission to and Retention in the Undergraduate Program
Nurses have an obligation not only to themselves and the profession but also to the public to provide safe, competent, and responsible care. The following is a list of examples of essential functions that a student must be capable of performing while in the nursing program at Valdosta State University. The examples are not intended to be exhaustive.
Core performance standards for admission and progression as recommended by the Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB)
CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
|Requirements||Standards||Examples include but are not limited to...|
Critical Thinking Skills
|Critical thinking ability for effective clinical reasoning and clinical judgment consistent with level of educational preparation.||
|Interpersonal Skills||Interpersonal skills sufficient for professional interactions with a diverse population of individuals, families and groups.||
|Communication skills sufficient for verbal and written professional interactions.||
|Psychomotor Skills||Psychomotor skills sufficient for providing safe, effective nursing care.||
|Assessment Skills||Assessment skills sufficient for providing safe, effective nursing care.||
If an applicant or student self-reports that he or she cannot meet one or more of the core performance standards without accommodations, the nursing program in consultation with the Student Access Office, will determine what accommodations can reasonably be made. Applicants and students are responsible for making disabilities known and formally seeking accommodations.
According to the SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing Education the following are examples of reasonable accommodations.
- Assuring that university facilities are readily accessible for use by individuals with disabilities
- Restructuring or altering clinical experiences
- Modifying academic program plans
- Modifying examinations including location, timing and testing conditions
- Giving supplementary learning materials
- Providing qualified readers or interpreters
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), VSU does not base admission, acceptance or continued enrollment on the following core performance standards. Instead, the standards are used to assist applicants and students in the determination of need for ADA related accommodations. The core performance standards are intended to constitute an objective measure of:
1. A qualified applicant’s ability with or without accommodations to meet the program performance requirements.
2. Accommodations required by a matriculated student who seeks accommodations under the ADA.
ADA STATEMENT Students requesting classroom and/or clinical accommodations or modifications because of a documented disability should contact the Access Office for Students with Disabilities located in Farbar Hall. The numbers are 245-2498 (voice) and 219-1348 (tty). Website: https://www.valdosta.edu/student/disability/forms/workplace-environment.php
NCLEX-RN Standards adapted from 2015 practice analysis (National Council State Boards of Nursing) Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). (2013). Sample Core Performance Standards. Retrieved from http://www.sreb.org/page/1390/the_americans_with_disabilities_act.html
Marks, B. & Ailey, S. White Paper on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Nursing Educational Programs for the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD).Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/Student-Disabilities-White-Paper.pdf