All nursing assistants working in the field must have the ability to perform the functions listed below safely, reliably and efficiently within the scope of practice.
Disability Act Statement: Madison College complies with all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and makes reasonable accommodations upon request for qualified individuals. If you believe you may need accommodations to assist you in performing the functions listed below, please contact the Disability Resource Services (DRS) office at (608) 246-6716 or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6716 (deaf students via Relay 711) or via email.
Gross Motor Skills: move within confined spaces; maintain balance in multiple positions; reach below waist (i.e., plug electrical appliance into wall outlet); reach out front
Smell: detect body and environmental odors
Fine Motor Skills: grasp, pinch, twist, squeeze (i.e.., record/chart); hand coordination (e.g., manipulate equipment)
Environment: tolerate exposure to allergens (i.e., latex products, chemical substances); tolerate heat and humidity (i.e., giving showers)
Physical Endurance: maintain physical activity for length of clinical shift
Reading: read and understand written documents (flow sheets, charts, graphs); read digital displays
Communication: interacts with others; speak English; write English; listen and understand spoken and written word
Physical Strength: push, pull and lift 50 pounds; support 50 pounds of weight; use upper/lower body strength
Tactile: feel vibrations (i.e., pulse); detect temperature (i.e., skin, liquids, environment, and equipment); feel differences in surface characteristics (i.e., rashes, swelling)
Hearing: hear normal level speaking sounds; hear faint voices/whisper
Emotional Stability: ability to provide client with emotional support; adapt to changing environment/stress; focus attention on task; cope with strong emotions in others (i.e., anger, grief); respond to the unexpected (i.e., death, emergencies); maintain emotional control
Mobility: twist/bend/stoop/squat; move quickly (i.e., response to an emergency); climb stairs; walk (i.e., walk with client)