Requisite Skills and Abilities

Requisite skills and abilities (RSA) are defined as the essential skills and abilities necessary for admission to and progression through a nursing program and initial registration in the profession. They are those foundational skills and abilities that enable nurse students, with or without accommodation, to achieve the entry-level competencies. We developed practice support tools to provide nurses and the public with information about the nature of the activities that nurses must be able to perform and the general demands of nursing education and practice.