The Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation (Technical Standards) are an integral component of the School of Nursing (SON) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center academic requirements that identify core professional nursing competencies in eight specific domains - critical thinking/cognitive competencies, professional relationships, communication, mobility, motor skills, hearing and visual skills, observation and tactile senses. Nursing students must meet all the requirements of the Technical Standards, with or without reasonable accommodations, in order to successfully progress through and graduate from their respective curricula.
Individuals interested in applying for admission to the SON are encouraged to review the Technical Standards to become familiar with the skills, abilities and behavioral characteristics required to complete the programs.
This list is not all-inclusive and all applicable skills cannot be listed. The School of Nursing reserves the right to determine other relevant criteria in order to preserve the School's professional and academic standards. The table below is adapted from the SREB Sample Core Professional Standards as developed by the SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing Education.
Source: Southern Regional Education Board. (n.d.). The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for nursing education. sreb.org/publication/american-disabilities-act.
All individuals will be reviewed based upon their own facts and circumstances.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is committed to ensuring equal access to a quality education for qualified students through the provision of reasonable academic accommodations which support UMMC standards and academic integrity. UMMC policy provides for reasonable academic accommodations to be made for students with verified disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis as specified under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).
UMMC provides reasonable academic accommodations to students on campus who request accommodations and who meet eligibility criteria. For more information or to request academic accommodations, individuals should go to the Office of Student Success webpage and complete the Request Academic Accommodations online form.