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Performance Requirements: Nursing

We partner with major Dallas-Fort Worth hospitals for the clinical component of our program. These hospitals may have the following performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare.

Physical Requirements

  • Visual acuity (with corrective lenses if needed) to:
    • Identify cyanosis
    • Observe absence of respiratory movements in patients
    • Read very fine, small print on:
      • Medication containers
      • Physicians' orders
      • Monitors
      • Equipment calibrations
  • Hearing ability (with auditory aids if needed) to:
    • Understand the normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker's face
    • Hear monitor alarms, emergency signals and call bells from patients
    • Take / hear blood pressure, lung, heart, vascular and abdominal sounds with stethoscope
  • Manual dexterity to:
    • Use sterile technique
      • Examples: to insert catheters or prepare and administer medications
    • Manipulate and assemble equipment for use
  • Physical ability to:
    • Stand for prolonged periods of time
    • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • Lift patients and objects of 35 pounds or more
    • Push pieces of equipment from room to room
    • Maneuver in limited spaces

Communication Requirements

  • Communicate effectively in verbal and written form by:
    • Speaking clearly and succinctly when:
      • Explaining treatment procedures
      • Describing patient conditions
      • Implementing health techniques
    • Writing legibly and correctly in patients' records for legal documentation
  • Function safely under stressful conditions with the ability to:
    • Adapt to ever changing environment inherent in clinical situations involving patient care
  • Computer skills to:
    • Use a variety of software programs and the internet for research and course projects, including PowerPoint for presentations

 

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Choose your Health Care Professions Advisor by the first letter of your last name:

  • A–K: Cal Quigley, IV
  • L–S: Janette Keen
  • T–Z: Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Trinity River Campus East

Associate Degree Nursing Program

Visit TRHN 3211
245 East Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Call 817-515-2339

Email nursing.department@tccd.edu

Email tccnursingapp@tccd.edu

Updated January 20, 2022