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Technical Standards for Nursing

Communication   
Ability to communicate with a wide variety of  people, and the ability to be easily understood.  Reading, writing, recording and documenting patient information required.

Analytical Skills/Critical Thinking  
Analytical skills sufficient to process information, to transfer knowledge from one situation to another, and to prioritize tasks. Critical thinking ability sufficient for safe, clinical judgment.

Hearing  
Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess patient needs; to detect and respond to alarms, emergency signals, and cries for help.

Vision   
Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary for the care of patients and operation of equipment.

Tactile  
Tactile ability sufficient for patient assessment and operation of equipment.

Mobility  
Physical ability, flexibility, strength and stamina sufficient to provide safe and effective care.

Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective care.
 
Behavioral  
Emotional and mental health sufficient to establish therapeutic boundaries, to perform multiple tasks concurrently and to handle strong emotions.