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Admissions Criteria
DNS admissions process exists to screen and evaluate each applicant’s credentials before an applicant is notified of acceptance or rejection. Personal interviews are not customary but may be arranged by the Director at the discretion of the DNS.

DNS admission requirements clearly state the basis for admission, which include testing, advanced standing, experiential learning requirements, and transfer of credit. Remedial courses and refresher courses are not considered for credit.

DNS accepts students, with reasonable assurance concerning the applicant qualifications and background that should be compatible with programs curricular objectives to ensure the likelihood of student success.
Applicants are beyond the age of compulsory institution attendance in the state in which the institution is located and can be reasonably expected to benefit from the training offered by the institution.
DNS does not accept (ability-to-benefit students) into their PN program.

Educational Background
The evidence of high school graduation or its equivalent, except for high school students concurrently enrolled in another school, is supplied to an institution within 30 days after the student’s first class or lesson begins, and as permissible may be a signed attestation of graduation. The evidence or signed attestation of graduation must include the name of the high school attended, city, state, graduation year. The institution has the responsibility of having a policy at the campus level to verify the high school or program was approved by the applicable governing or state approval agency and accrediting body (recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation), as applicable.

Technical Standards (Essential Program Requirements)
Physical Requirements

  • provide nursing care for clients for 6-8 hours
  • perform one man CPR
  • lift and move clients and objects of 35 lbs. or more
  • move from room to room quickly, and maneuver in limited spaces
  • demonstrate a high level of manual dexterity and use both hands simultaneously
  • work at different heights/levels

Sensory Abilities

  • Hearing: recognize and respond to auditory assessments, instructions and requests with or without assistance devices
  • Vision Acuity: identify correct client, perform visual assessments of clients through inspection
  • Read written instructions, labels, and records. Differentiate the color spectrum.
  • Speech: clearly and succinctly explain procedures, provide client education, and communicate client status to appropriate persons
  • Communication: speak in English clearly enough for most clients to understand, understand the verbal communication of English-speaking clients
  • Touch: perform physical assessments through palpation, discriminate between sharp/dull, hot/cold

Cognitive Abilities

  • Read in English with comprehension
  • Utilize Algebra in solving mathematical problems
  • Interpret graphs, numerical tables and charts
  • Analyze data and solve problems
  • Communicate effectively in writing
  • Communicate verbally using appropriate grammar, vocabulary, and word usage

Emotional Abilities

  • Function safely under stressful conditions
  • Adapt to ever changing environments inherent in clinical situations involving client care
  • Provide service to all clients regardless of race, age, color, sex, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, or disease process
  • Demonstrate emotional stability and effective coping when providing client care

Work Environment

  • Possess the ability to carry out procedures that prevent the spread of infection, i.e., frequent hand washing, using a face mask, gloves, and/or goggles
  • Possess the ability to function in a group setting