Core Performance Standards
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the Office of Student Services.
The performance standards are used to
assist students in determining whether accommodations or
modifications are necessary and provide an objective
measure upon which informed decisions can be based about
whether students can meet requirements.
Critical thinking ability sufficient
for clinical judgment.
Interpersonal abilities sufficient to
interact with individuals, families, and groups from a
variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual
Communications abilities sufficient
for interaction with others in verbal and written
Physical abilities sufficient to move
from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.
Gross and fine motor abilities
sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing
Auditory abilities sufficient to
monitor and assess health needs.
Visual ability sufficient for
observation and assessment necessary in nursing
Tactical ability sufficient for
If an otherwise qualified student
believes that he or she cannot meet one or more of the
standards without accommodation or modifications, the
nursing program will determine, on an individual basis,
whether or not the necessary modifications can be made
reasonably. The following process will be used:
Before admission to the nursing
major, all students will have information regarding Core
After admission to the major,
students will be given a copy of the Core Performance
A student with disabilities who
believes that he or she may need assistance in meeting
the Core Performance Standards should contact
Disabilities Services at ETSU, Lower
Level, Suite A, D.P. Culp Center, or call