I'm also a bipolar nursing student, and actually never considered whether it would be an issue until I read a thread about it. My disorder is very much under control, and I rarely even think about having it. Most people would be shocked to find out that I even have it. In fact I'm pretty open about having it, because I hope to educate others that being bipolar doesn't mean that you're a serial killer, etc., like is often portrayed in the media.:angryfire I'm a stable, responsible person--more so than many others I know that don't have mental disorders!
IMO, any hardships, whether it be mental or physical disorders, or relationship problems, or whatever, make you a stronger person and, therefore, a better nurse. The most important thing will be for you to recognize if you're feeling "different"--more manic or more depressed than usual, as it could be from stress from your job or nursing school. Easily remedied, and no reason to give up career dreams!
God bless! :spin: