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Core Performance Standards

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 backgrounds.
  • Communications abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
  • 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 care.
  • Auditory abilities sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.
  • Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.
  • Tactical ability sufficient for physical assessment.

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 Performance Standards.
  • After admission to the major, students will be given a copy of the Core Performance Standards.
  • 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 423-439-8346.
Questions?   Contact an in the Office of Student Services. 
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