Physical requirements for Patient Care
students must be able to do total patient care in all nursing areas without
physical, emotional or psychological limitations. Written
documentation of complete recovery from any previous injury and/or illness must be provided.
Following is a brief description of the type of
activities that students will perform while working with patients in the hospital.
Moderate to heavy lifting and carrying
Pushing, pulling, bending and kneeling
when moving patients using various types of hospital equipment such as wheelchairs, gurneys, lifting devices and
Fine motor dexterity using both hands
while preparing medications and manipulating a variety of
instruments and assessment devices.
Rapid mental processing and
simultaneous motor coordination.
Extensive periods of walking and
Visual discrimination including depth
perception and color vision.
Ability to hear the spoken word in
settings where other sounds are present.
Working with hands in water (frequent
hand washing is required).
with various materials and substances to which some individuals may be
splints, braces are not allowed in the clinical setting.