ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR STUDENT
ADMISSION, CONTINUATION, AND GRADUATION
The professional curricula of Columbia University School of Nursing requires that students engage in diverse, complex and specific experiences essential to the acquisition and practice of nursing at basic, master’s and doctoral levels. Unique combinations of cognitive, affective, psycho-motor, physical and social abilities are required to perform satisfactorily these functions. In addition to being essential for successful program completion, these qualifications are also necessary to ensure the health and safety of patients, fellow students and faculty, and other healthcare providers.
The essential abilities include:1) Motor Skills
Adapted with permission.
Katz JR, Woods SL, Cameron CA & Milam S. (2004). Essential Qualifications for nursing students. Nursing Outlook, 52, 277-288.
University of Washington. (2007). Essential behaviors for admission, continuation and graduation for UW Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma masters students, including UW Seattle post-licensed MEPN students. Retrieved May 15, 2008 from http://www.son.washington.edu/eo/mn_qualifications.asp.
University of Washington. (August 2007). Essential behaviors for undergraduate and prelicensure MEPN and GEPN admission, continuation and graduation. Retrieved May 15, 2008 from, http://www.son.washington.edu/eo/bsn_qualifications.aspThe above excerpt is taken from the SON Student Handbook. Student’s sign an acknowledgement of the above Essential Qualifications at the start of their program.