Quote from roser13
OP, I see your point and I don't think that you are being insensitive. It is a very valid question.
But I think the answer likely lies in the fact that the school (unless completely privately funded) is probably between a rock and a hard place. They are very likely required by Federal law to provide these provisions to nursing students who qualify for them. Unfortunately, in this scenario, the students with the various learning disabilities may be the ones to suffer the most. Instead of figuring out early on what they can and cannot handle, they may make it all the way through nursing school with the accommodations, only to find out that the real world does not provide them.
I wonder if accommodations are given for taking the NCLEX?
Yes about NCLEX , time and a half I believe it is. I'm a 2nd year A.D.N. student with ADHD and agraphia. When I take tests with class and not at testing center, I am always the last one out.
I too believe O.P. asked a fair question. Here are things for O.P. to consider.
In the real world, I don't have to do dimensional analysis on my math. In nursing school, I can't just list the answer which I can solve in my head almost instantly, but in nursing school, I have to show my work. It takes me forever to figure out how to set those things up, and I already have the problem solved.
In the real world, I know what to do for conditions, but in nursing school on multiple choice tests I have to sit and think about what could be 4 right answers but have to think about which one is most right for the test.
I am a very robotic and black and white person. I recently took a test in Mother-Baby where there were 2 very right answers. I took the test with my class, I didn't use special accommodations testing center.
I went up to teacher and said elevated estrogen is right answer, it can make hands itch, I said but so is protein loss in blood. Protein pulls fluid from extracellular space so without it, hands can get swollen and itch too.
She said, "Oh you are WAY overthinking that. Choose the simple answer."
So the right answer was estrogen, but a robotic person like me could look at that question for hours.
On another note:
I think a problem we are facing in this country is labeling and judging people for asking questions.
If a person publicly questions for instance about the welfare of children being adopted into gay families, that doesn't make that person a homophobe full of hate.
I applaud the O.P. for asking the question.