OK......well screw educating the school on the disorder issue. They are responsible to know about things (i.e. disease processes, disorders, etc) that may or may not affect how their students perform in thie school.
Despite the need for critical thinking skills, there are always others around that can help you. When is the last time anybody ever heard of only one nurse on a shift for RNF,sdu, icu, ccu, er, etc? I know there are a lot of critical care nurses out there that think they are GOD and every bit as good as some doctors, and they probably feel they can could do anything by themselves. The bottom line is, thats a crcok of @#$%. The best doctors, nurses and medics, all need help from others in any given situation.
Just in case anybody decides to run their mouth on that statement, who can tube, do chest compressions, start a line, give acls drugs, bag after tubing, and do everything themself? Nobody despite any answers that say they could. I consider myself, one of the best nurses on my unit, but there are times when I need help too. Nobody can do it all.
So the bottom line is, go for it!!! Go to school, become a nurse and be the best you can at the job!
As far as concerns about being looked down upon, or having trouble with the academic institution you apply too? Having a "Disorder", is no different than having a disease process, like diabetes, congestive heart failure, seizures, etc etc. No employer, academic institution or other has the right to deny acceptance or employment based on someones health problems. So you will get into school,(its up to you to pass, despite the disorder). If you make it through school and pass boards, you will get a job. Once passed boards, you are considered no different than the rest.
As far as a psych job, I can't say? Never worked there, never wanted too, never will......but thats just me.....and I'll leave it at that.