Students admitted to the Nursing Assistant Program
are faced with physical and mental demands in academic, laboratory,
and clinical portions of the program. As such, essential core
activities/attributes for nursing assistants has been identified.
Students must be able to perform these Essential Functions listed
below. The list of Essential Functions does not encompass all
behaviors required to work as an nursing assistant, but is a
sampling of abilities needed to meet program objectives and
requirements. The Nursing Assistant Program reserve the right to add
additional essential functions to this list.
Essential Functions in General Terms
Ability to see, hear, touch, smell, and
Oral and writing ability with accuracy,
clarity, and efficiency
Manual dexterity, gross and fine motor
Ability to learn, think critically,
analyze, assess, solve problems, and make sound judgments
Emotional stability and ability to
accept responsibility and accountability.
Physical mobility, strength, and
Ability to read and compute.
Students are encouraged to disclose
a disability and to request reasonable accommodation for that disability, as
early as possible during a particular semester, in order that any agreed
upon accommodation may be implemented as soon as possible for the benefit of the
student. Written documentation of
a disclosed disability must be presented to one of the PCCUA Disability
Coordinators who are identified in the PCCUA College Catalog and Student Handbook.
Request for Reasonable Accommodation
Medical documentation from providers
which include, but are not limited to,
a certified/licensed physician, psychologist, psychometrist, audiologist, speech
pathologist, rehabilitation counselor, physical or occupational therapist must
submitted to a Disability Coordinator, who is
identified in the PCCUA College Catalog and Student Handbook. Documentation
must reflect the studentís present level of functioning with respect to the
major life activity affected by the disability. Diagnostic information must
include specific recommendations as well as the rationale for each. The cost of
obtaining professional documentation is the sole responsibility of the student.
Students with no history of accommodation or who do not
utilize an accommodation granted by PCCUA during their pre-licensure educational program may
be less likely to receive accommodations on the written certification exam.
Arrangements for Reasonable
Reasonable clinical and classroom
accommodation will be offered providing such accommodation does not
alter the fundamental nature of the nursing program in a major way,
jeopardize the health and safety of others, or cause undue hardship
on the college or affiliated clinical agencies.
Make an appointment to meet with a
Disability Coordinator as early as possible during a particular
semester, preferably before a semester begins. A Disability
Coordinator is located on each campus and identified in the
College Catalog and Student Handbook.
Obtain an Application for Disability
Services Form. http://www.pccua.edu/StudentsWithDisabilities/PDFs/Students%20with%20Disabilities-Application.pdf.
Submit to the Disability Coordinator (1) a completed
Application for Disability Services Form and (2) medical
documentation from providers which include, but are not limited to,
a certified/licensed physician, psychologist, psychometrist,
audiologist, speech pathologist, rehabilitation counselor, physical
or occupational therapist. Medical documentation must reflect the
studentís present level of functioning with respect to the major
life activity affected by the disability. Diagnostic information
must include specific recommendations as well as the rationale for
each. The cost of obtaining professional
documentation is the sole responsibility of the student.
The Disability Coordinator will
verify eligibility and discuss with the student the medically
The Disability Coordinator and student will identify
and agree upon reasonable accommodation(s).
The Disability Coordinator will complete a Faculty
Notification of Services Form, which identifies recommended
The Disability Coordinator will give the completed
Faculty Notification of Services Form to the student.
The student will assume responsibility for taking the
completed Faculty Notification of Services Form to each of the
studentís instructor(s) to discuss the identified accommodation(s)
on the Faculty Notification of Services Form. (The Disabilities
Coordinator will email the instructors who are teaching courses for
which the students has requested accommodation(s).
The instructor and student will discuss the requested reasonable
The instructor will sign the Faculty Notification of Services Form
indicating his or her notification to provide reasonable
accommodation services. Each instructor will keep a copy of the
signed Faculty Notification of Services Form for his/her records.
The student will return the original Faculty Notification of
Services Form to the Disability Coordinator after
each of the studentís instructor(s) for a particular semester
has/have signed the form.
The Disability Coordinator will keep signed copy of the Application
for Disability Services Form, medical documentation, and Faculty
Notification of Services Form in the Disability Coordinatorís
The Disability Coordinator will send a copy of the Application for
Disabilities Services Form, medical documentation, and Faculty
Notification of Services Form in a sealed envelope to the
Registrarís Office for inclusion in the studentís permanent academic
Requests to rescind or modify any accommodation must
be submitted in writing to the studentís Disability Coordinator
and all instructors providing reasonable accommodation(s) for a
receive accommodation services for a disclosed disability MUST BE
REPEATED each and every semester the student is enrolled.
However, documentation does not need to be presented to the
Disabilities Coordinator each semester unless the status of a
disability changes requiring a different level of accommodation.
Information in the studentís disability file is confidential.
Information pertaining to the studentís disability will be
maintained in a sealed envelope in the studentís permanent academic
record. Information about the existence and the relevant limitations
of a disability and the accommodation for which a student is
eligible will be disclosed only with the studentís written
permission. The student must provide written permission for
disclosure to secure academic and support services (parking, library
usage, etc.). The graduate assumes sole responsibility for
contacting the respective state board of nursing to request
accommodation during the licensure exam.
A student may appeal a decision concerning accommodation by
first requesting an informal meeting with
Disability Coordinator and Vice Chancellor for Instruction and instructor
If the issue is not resolved, the student may activate the formal grievance process as
outlined in the PCCUA Policy and Procedure Manual.
Phillips Community College of the University of
Arkansas complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA) of 1974. A student has the right to inspect and review all
of his/her records that meet the definition of educational records.
No third party has the right to review student records. Directory
information can be provided, unless the student requests that it be
withheld (PCCUA Student Handbook).
Phillips Community College of the University of
Arkansas does not provide insurance for its students. The College
strongly encourages each student to provide his/her own health
insurance, and for that reason, the College has contacted United
States Healthcare Student Resources. Forms for this insurance are
available in the Registrarís office.
The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains
information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas
Public Colleges and Universities. Students are guaranteed the
transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the
application of credits for admission and degree requirements. Course
transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as ďNo
Comparable Course.Ē Additionally, courses with an earned grade of
ďDĒ or less frequently do not transfer and institutional policies
may vary. ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the ADHE
Website and selecting Course Transfer.