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Physical Guidelines

Students must be able to do:

1.  STRENGTH

Perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull objects more than 50 pounds and to transfer objects of more than 100 pounds.

2.  MANUAL DEXTERITY

Perform motor skills such as standing, walking, handshaking; manipulative skills such as writing & typing; venipuncture, calibration of equipment.

3.  COORDINATION

Perform body coordination such as walking, filing, retrieving equipment; eye-hand coordination such as keyboard skills; tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking blood pressure, calibration of tools & equipment, etc.

4.  MOBILITY

Perform mobility skills such as walking, standing, occasionally prolonged standing or sitting in an uncomfortable position.

5.  VISUAL ABILITY

See objects far away & to discriminate colors & to see objects closely as in reading faces, dials, monitors, syringes, medication labels, etc.

6.  HEARING

Hear normal sounds with background noise & to distinguish sounds.

7.  TACTILE

Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment. Perform palpation, functions of physical examination &/or those related to therapeutic intervention, e.g., insertion of a catheter.

8.  CONCENTRATION

Concentrate on details with moderate amount of interruptions, such as client requests, IVACs, alarms, calculating medication dosages, etc.

9.  ATTENTION SPAN

Attend to task/functions for periods up to 60 minutes in length & to attend to tasks/functions for periods exceeding 60 minutes in length.

10.  CONCEPTUALIZATION

Understand & relate to specific ideas, concepts, & theories generated & simultaneously discussed.

11.  MEMORY

Remember task/assignments given to self & others over both short & long periods of time.

12.  CRITICAL THINKING

Possess critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment. Able to apply theoretical concepts to clinical settings.

13.  INTERPERSONAL

Use interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with individuals, families, & groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, & intellectual backgrounds.

14.  COMMUNICATION

Communicate effectively for interaction with others in verbal & written form. Able to explain treatment procedures & initiate health teaching.

15.  SUBSTANCE ABUSE

No evidence of current alcohol or drug abuse.


Disabilities

Learning disabilities may affect students in different ways.  Students may have difficulty remembering, understanding and/or expressing information, may be weak in spelling, writing math, reading, problem solving, organization and time management and require essential skills to be successful.

If a student feels they cannot meet these guideline and feel they have a learning disability they may contact the Office of Disability Support Services at (517) 483-1904 or 1207, or online at http://www.lcc.edu/odss to receive an appropriate accommodation.

Environmental Conditions

As a nursing student you will be exposed to a variety of substances within the work environment and hospital sites.  You can expect exposure to blood, body tissues, and fluids.  There is the potential of exposure to electrical hazards, hazardous waste materials, radiation, poisonous substances, chemicals, loud or unpleasant noises and high stress emergency situations. 

Upon acceptance into the Nursing Program students will be notified regarding a mandatory online OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogen and universal Precautions training session.

Criminal Background Check

In order for the Nursing Program to be in compliance with Michigan Public Health Code Section 20173, criminal background checks will be completed on all students applying for admission (or readmission) to the program.  Admission to the Nursing Program will be denied for the following:

  • Any felony conviction within 15 years prior to application
  • Any misdemeanor within 10 years prior to application that involved
or is similar to the following:
  • Abuse, neglect, assault, battery
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Fraud or theft against a vulnerable adult (as defined by the Michigan penal code)

The following links will provide detailed information:
https://miltcpartnership.org/Default.aspx
https://miltcpartnership.org/Documents/LegalGuide.pdf

Once admitted to the program, students subsequently convicted of the crimes listed above will be dismissed from the Nursing Program. It is the student's responsibility to report changes in the status of their criminal background to the Director of the Nursing Programs.

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LCC Nursing Careers Deparment

Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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