Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare affords equal opportunity to all persons regardless of sex, race, religion, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.
Nursing students are required to meet all the enrollment requirements as defined on the Academic/Administrative Policies Insert and the performance requirements of the Student Nurse Essential Functions listed below. Applicants need to be aware of the Essential Functions prior to attendance. The applicant must verify that they have been informed of these Essential Functions of a Student Nurse at The School of Nursing and can meet these requirements. The signed verification form becomes a part of the student's record.
The application and student essential functions form are available here.
STUDENT NURSE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Ability to Use Senses Performance Requirements:
Visual acuity with corrective lenses to identify color changes in skin, respiratory movement in patients; read fine print/writing on physicians' orders, monitors, equipment calibrations; measure medications in syringes, IV's, etc.
Hearing ability with auditory aids to hear monitor alarms, emergency signals, call bells, telephone orders; to hear blood pressure, heart, lung, and abdominal sounds with a stethoscope; to understand a normal speaking voice without viewing the speaker's face.
Tactile ability to feel differences in skin temperature and to perform physical assessment.
Motor ability/physical ability to walk long distances, to stand for prolonged periods, to lift, move, and transfer patient/equipment weighing 50 lbs. or more, to maneuver in limited space, to perform CPR, to provide routine and emergency care; to have manual dexterity and feeling ability of hands in order to insert tubes, prepare medications, and perform technical skills.
Ability to Communicate Performance Requirements: Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form through interaction with patients, family, and healthcare members from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds; to write clearly and correctly on patient's record for legal documentation.
Ability to Problem-Solve Performance Requirements:
Intellectual and conceptual ability to think critically in order to make decisions, which includes measuring, calculating, reasoning, analyzing, prioritizing, and synthesizing data.
Ability to Maintain Emotional Stability Performance Requirements:
Ability to function safely under stress and adapt to changing clinical and patient situations.
Applicants on Visas cannot be considered because the School is not a member of the Immigration & Naturalization Service Schools.
Applicants are evaluated in the areas of academic achievement, and standardized test scores. Specific criteria for Acceptance are as follows:
Applicants with a college G.P.A. of 2.0 with 15 college credits or who have completed DT&CC pretech requirements are exempt from the standardized testing requirement.
- Graduate of an accredited high school or recipient of a high school equivalency certificate (GED).
- Completion of 2 credits of high school science or its equivalent. Chemistry is recommended.
- Completion of 2 credits of high school math or its equivalent. General math and algebra are recommended.
- Academic Achievement/Standardized Aptitude Test Scores
APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
High School G.P.A. 2.5 or greater or High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) and standardized test scores SAT
- Combined Math & Reading - 870 or greater
- Reading - 430 or greater
High School G.P.A. 2.75 or greater and Standardized Test Scores
- Combined Math & Reading - 830 or greater
- Reading - 410 or greater
High School Graduate or GED with successful completion of DT&CC pretech requirements for the prerequisite courses
High School Graduate or GED and College G.P.A. 2.0 or greater with a minimum of 15 college credits earned