Core Performance Standards
SUNY Canton nursing faculty members subscribe to the Core Performance Standards as adapted from the Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing and from the Validation Study, “Functional Abilities Essential for Nursing Practice” by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The core performance standards set forth cognitive, sensory, affective, and psychomotor performance requirements for nurses. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the SUNY Canton nursing programs do not base admission, acceptance or continued enrollment on the core performance standards. Instead, the standards are used to assist applicants and students in the determination of need for ADA related accommodations and medications. The core performance standards are intended to constitute an objective measure of:
- A qualified applicant’s ability with or without accommodations to meet the program performance requirements.
- Accommodations required by a matriculated student who seeks accommodations under the ADA.
Nursing students, who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act, are expected to review these core performance standards. In accordance with the Civil Rights Law and with College policy, no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of that disability, be excluded from participation in the program. SUNY Canton will provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a disability. The Office of Accommodative Services is responsible for determining if reasonable accommodations can be identified and for ensuring that such accommodations are provided for students. It is the responsibility of the applicant or student to request the accommodations that are needed to perform the behaviors listed below. If a student reports to faculty or staff that they need an accommodation for a perceived disability; they will be referred to Accommodative Services by the faculty member.
To be eligible for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must provide credible documentation of disability. Contact Accommodative Services at 315-386-7392, Campus Center 235 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you think that you may require an accommodation for a disability. The standards with some specific examples follow:
|STANDARD||DEFINITION||EXAMPLES OF NECESSARY ACTIVITIES|
|Critical Thinking||Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment||
Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, educational, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds
|Communication||Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in Standard English in verbal and written form||
|Mobility||Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room, to maneuver in small spaces and to perform procedures necessary for emergency intervention||
|Motor Skills||Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care||
|Hearing||Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs||
|Visual||Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care||
Debra Backus, Ph.D, RN, CNE, NEA-BC