I was reading the following on the Excelsior site---
Assess, perceive and understand the condition of assigned patients;
See, hear, smell, touch and detect subtle changes in colors;
Communicate (both verbally and in writing) with English speaking patients and/or family members/significant others as well as members of the health care team, including nurses, physicians, support staff and faculty;
Read and understand documents written in English;
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic functions necessary for the provision of general care and emergency treatment to the hospital patient
Stand, sit, move and tolerate the required physical exertion necessary to meet the demands of providing safe clinical care;
Solve problems involving measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis and synthesis; and
Perform nursing skills in the face of stressful conditions, exposure to infectious agents and blood-borne pathogens.
I'm not sure that I'm getting a full picture of what the three days entails--like, solve problems involving measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis and synthesis"--what exactly are they talking about? A written dose calc test? Are they asking about a physical stamina test with the 'physical exertion' bit?
If anyone who has been there could tell me exactly what they're talking about with some examples, I'd love to hear it. I'm not the best navigator on the computer and maybe I have missed something they have stated somewhere on their site?
I do appreciate the input from y'all very much, thanks.