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Applicants seeking admission to the Nurse Anesthesia Program must:
Have sufficient visual acuity to observe and assess a patient, to discriminate color and depth, to read and accurately complete reports and to visualize diagnostic/monitoring equipment in dim light.
Have sufficient hearing to monitor and assess patient health needs, to monitor various equipment and background sounds, and to communicate by telephone.
Be able to speak in a clear and concise manner.
Have communication abilities sufficient to interact professionally with others in verbal and written form, and have reading skills appropriate to understand patient charts, reports, and orders.
Be able to lift patients to accomplish bed/chair/stretcher transfer.
Be able to stand and walk without difficulty and be able to push a gurney or wheelchair.
Be able to stand and/or sit for an extended period of time.
Be able to perform fine and gross motor skills with both hands.
Possess critical thinking skills sufficient to think clearly and act appropriately in stressful situations.
Possess interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
Have mobility sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.
Have tactile ability sufficient to perform palpation functions of physical examination and/or those related to therapeutic intervention.