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C.P.R. Certification
All students admitted to and enrolled in the Nurse Education Program must submit verification of and maintain current Health Care Provider CPR Credentialing throughout the program.
This must be verified as the credentialing expires.  Students may contact the Nursing Office for facilities offering the required CPR course.

Drug Testing
Some clinical agencies may require drug testing for students assigned to those clinical agencies.

Agency Health Requirements
Students are mandated to abide by clinical agency screening and immunization requirements.

Disability Statement
Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in the classroom are encouraged to contact a disability counselor as soon as possible.  Students with learning disabilities should contact Andrea Henry, at extension 1805.  Students with physical disabilities should contact Mary Berg, at extension 1425.

In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 and the CH504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the college offers accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students need to make an appointment with the disability services providers at the college as soon as possible.

Brockton Campus - 508-588-9100 x 1805 or x 1425
Canton Campus - 508-588-9100 x 2132

Program Technical Standards
The following information is being provided as required by the Federal Government Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 in response to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In order to successfully complete the Nursing Program certain physical and behavioral capabilities are required
in course work and as part of your clinical experience. These include:<

Physical capabilities necessary to:
Communicate effectively independently or with corrective devices:

  1. Communicate in English orally and in writing to instructors, professors, clinical staff, Patients, families and
    all members of the health care team.
  2. Hear a patient talk in a normal tone from a distance of 20 feet.
  3. Hear all alarms on technical and supportive equipment set at a normal tone at a distance of 20 feet.
  4. Listen and respond to distress sounds from patients.
  5. Hear oral directions/requests from health care workers, patients, voice pages and telephone messages.
  6. Accurately monitor blood pressure readings with a stethoscope.
  7. Accurately distinguish breath, heart, and bowel sounds.

Visual Activity

  1. Clearly visualize all written medical information pertaining to the patient.
  2. Clearly visualize in order to assess all readings and functions of technical equipment pertaining to patient care.
  3. Clearly visualize all calibrated containers for the accurate measurement of body fluids, specimens,
    medication administration devices (syringes, pumps, etc.).

Physical strength, gross motor control

  1. Maintain sufficient strength to lift an average of 25-50 pounds safely protecting both yourself and the
    patient and those surrounding you.
  2. Bend or stoop to assist patient with activities of daily living.
  3. Crouch to plug in and manipulate electrical equipment.
  4. Lift to safely transfer or position all patients in various situations.
  5. Move, push or pull equipment, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, etc.
  6. Reach approximately 5-6 feet above the floor to relocate or attach equipment (i.e. oxygen, suction, IV's, etc.)
  7. Kneel and stand independently.
  8. Walk/stand for extended periods and distances over an 8-hour period.

Manual Dexterity (Fine Motor Movement)

  1. Accurately manipulate dials, gauges, buttons and switches to set, monitor and care for all patient
    care related equipment.
  2. Accurately administer sterile solutions without contaminating syringes, needles, solutions, etc.
  3. Accurately administer all types of medications; oral and parenteral.
  4. Safely and effectively perform complex dressing procedures without contamination to supplies and
    patient and surroundings.
  5. Successfully don and remove protective apparel to maintain various isolation guidelines.

Behavioral / Mental:

  1. Function safely, effectively and calmly under stressful situations.
  2. Prioritize and manage tasks simultaneously.
  3. Exhibit social skills necessary to interact therapeutically with patients, families, all healthcare
    personnel and faculty.
  4. Maintain personal hygiene consistent with dress code guidelines.
  5. Display ethical attitudes and actions consistent with professional behavior in the healthcare
    and classroom setting.
  6. Display the necessary social skills in order to behave with politeness, tact and sensitivity in
    others in all settings.
  7. Exhibit social skills necessary to respect cultural and ethnic differences of patients, co-workers
    and all individuals in all clinical and classroom settings.
  8. Remain free from chemical impairment in classroom and clinical settings at all times.
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