The Board of Nursing may refuse to admit an applicant for the licensure examination, or may revoke, suspend, or otherwise discipline a license based upon satisfactory proof that the person “... (1) is convicted of a felony;(2) is guilty of professional misconduct as defined by the Board...” The Board’s Legislative Rules, states that the Board can take disciplinary action against an applicant or licensee who was convicted of a felony or misdemeanor with substantial relationship to the practice of practical nursing in a court of competent jurisdiction...”
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Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression
Nursing involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of knowledge in the skillful performance of nursing functions. Therefore, in order to be considered for admissions or be retained in the program after admission, all students must be able to demonstrate the following abilities:
Issue: Critical Thinking/ Coping
Standard : Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment. Ability to make fast decisions in stressful situations in a professional manner.
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Identify cause-effect relationships in clinical situations, develop nursing care plans and display good coping mechanisms.
Standard : Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Establish rapport with patients/clients and colleagues.
Standard : Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Explain treatment procedures, initiate health teaching, document and interpret nursing actions and patient/client responses.
Standard : Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Move around in patient rooms, work spaces, and treatment areas; administer cardiopulmonary procedures.
Issue: Motor Skills
Standard : Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Calibrate and use equipment; position patients/clients.
Standard : Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Hear blood pressure accurately, hear alarms, emergency signals, auscultatory sounds, and cries for help.
Standard : Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Observe patient/client responses. Prepare and administer medication accurately.
Standard : Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment.
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Perform palpation, functions of physical examination and/or those related to therapeutic intervention, e.g. sense temperature change, assess peripheral pulses, and insert a catheter.
Standard : Sufficient stamina to provide patient care and related responsibilities for extended periods of time (8-12 hours).
Examples of Necessary Activities (not all inclusive) Adapt to shift work. Lift, without restrictions, from standing position.