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: