Mental and Physical Qualifications for Professional Nursing
RN-BSN, RN-MS, Master of Science - Leadership in Health Care Systems, and DNP Advanced Leadership in Health Care (ALHC)
A professional nurse is expected by the employer, consumers, and other health care providers to assume specific role responsibilities in a safe and competent manner. Due to these expectations of a nurse, all skills taught and evaluated in the LHSON program are required for successful completion of the program. Qualified applicants to LHSON programs are expected to meet all admission criteria, including these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
Any evidence of a possible inability to meet the mental and physical qualification for professional nursing may be cause for further evaluation at the LHSON discretion. Such evidence may include additional application materials, letters of recommendation, interviews, visual observations of mental and physical qualifications, evaluation by a physician or other practitioners (e.g., psychologist, nurse practitioner, etc.) of our choice, or evaluation by our University’s Disability Services.
The RN-BSN, MS in Nursing – Leadership in Health Care Systems, and DNP – ALHC programs are designed to prepare registered nurses to plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care for individuals, families, and groups and to assume nursing leadership roles in health care facilities and communities.
The School has identified the observational, cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills it deems essential to complete each of these programs. If a student cannot demonstrate the essential functions, skills, and abilities, it is the responsibility of the student to request through the University’s Office of Disability Services appropriate accommodations. The University will provide reasonable accommodations as long as they do not impose an undue hardship.
Notes: Legacy SHB; Approved Asst. Dean 6/11