Physical Health Requirements

In the Nursing Assistant program, you will be required to demonstrate competency in moving and lifting of patients. You must be physically able to move, transfer, and lift patients in a competent and safe manner to fulfill the requirements of these demonstrated skills prior to clinical rotation. If you have any medical or physical condition that could prevent you from being able to safely perform these skills or there is potential for physical injury while performing these skills, you may be required to provide a medical clearance from a primary care provider before being allowed to continue. This requirement includes medical clearance for lifting at least 50lbs. If you are unable to perform the skills in a safe and competent manner, you will not fulfill the requirements necessary to attend the clinical rotation and will be dropped from the course.