1. Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice. 2. Knowledge of human physical and psycho-social needs. 3. Ability to apply nursing techniques as directed to patient care situations under guidance of a medical practitioner. 4. Ability to follow oral and written directions in detail. 5. Ability to exercise independent judgment and react quickly and efficiently in crisis situations. 6. Ability to prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports. 7. Ability to work well with wide range of medical/non - medical staff. 8. Good communication skills.