The essential abilities and technical standards listed below are expected of all students in the following programs:

  • Master of Science — Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Program
  • Master of Health Services — Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program
  • Master’s Entry Program in Nursing

Students with disabilities may request appropriate accommodations from UC Davis Student Disability Services in order to achieve these expectations.

Individuals admitted to the entry-level nursing, physician assistant and family nurse practitioner programs must possess the capability to complete the entire curriculum and graduate as a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or nurse. This curriculum requires demonstrated proficiency in a variety of cognitive, problem-solving, manipulative, communicative and interpersonal skills. Therefore, the following abilities and expectations must be possessed by all students admitted in the clinical programs. If you have questions regarding these standards or your ability to meet these standards, you should contact your graduate adviser.

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