University of Southern Indiana

Health Requirements

Students must be physically and mentally able to perform all functions commonly associated with the practice of professional nursing. Typical abilities include:

  1. Full use of upper and lower extremities necessary for walking, stooping, reaching and handling of persons and/or objects.
  2. Able to lift up to 50 pounds. Able to carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  3. Clear speech and auditory acuity.
  4. Far and near vision acuity, field vision, and color vision.
  5. Eye-hand coordination and finger and hand dexterity to perform nursing procedures and write legibly.

NOTE: If you have a disability for which you may require academic accommodations for this class, please contact Disability Resources at 812-464-1961 or email Ronda Stone at as soon as possible. Students who are approved for accommodations by Disability Resources should request their accommodation letter be sent to their online instructors.  Due to the nature of online courses some accommodations approved for on campus courses may not apply. Please discuss this with Disability Resources to clarify as needed. Students who receive an accommodation letter from Disability Resources are encouraged to discuss the provisions of those accommodations with their professors before or during the first week of the semester.

If you will be in an internship, field, clinical, student teaching, or other off-campus setting this semester please note that approved academic accommodations may not apply.  Please contact Disability Resources as soon as possible to discuss accommodations needed for access while in this setting.

For more information, please visit the Disability Resources website at

Pregnancy and Change in Health Status
Student pregnancy or a change in health status is to be reported to the course coordinator.  A physician's consent is required for students to continue clinical agency experiences.  After surgery or other hospitalization, a physician's release to return to clinical is required.


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