Competitors are judged on their knowledge of medical terminology, body structure and function, nutrition, medications and nursing care. Competitors must also demonstrate their abilities to perform job skills such as: administration of oral, subcutaneous and nasogastric medications; physical assessment; insertion of a nasogastric tube; sterile dressing change; and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. At each workstation, competitors are judged on accuracy of their skill, organization, communication and safety.
The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA National Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) following membership registration.