They (CCF)show you a 30 sec video of what the physical assessment (after you pass the knowledge, the psych, the pee and the blood test) is like- basically you are strapped in a chair and have to push pull each of your limbs as hard and fast as you can, the message at the end of video is and I quote "Your goal is to destroy this machine!" I showed it to friend of mine at CCF who is a PT and he watched, laughed and said if all the nurses had to do that , there would not be any nurses left. I'm 47, everyone I know that "flunked" was older, the younger ones tend to pass. But hmmm, I still kick their butts on the floor
The fun of it is the harder and faster you go, the harder it gets, the things you pull are kind of like pistons. What kills me the most is all the other testing you go through first before you get to that part. I'm sure its some sort legal reason why they can't do that first, sure was a waste of my time. Each limb goes one at a time so I guess you can't get hurt and you are strapped in.