Learning Disabled Students - page 6

I'm in nursing school and recently found out that 2 students in my class are "Learning Disabled", meaning, they are allowed extra time to complete the tests, they receive extra help from instructors,... Read More

  1. by   *RubySlippers*
    Quote from dmarie (ga)
    i'm in nursing school and recently found out that 2 students in my class are "learning disabled", meaning, they are allowed extra time to complete the tests, they receive extra help from instructors, and they are allowed to use calculators when the rest of us aren't.

    this really bothers me because in my mind, if you can't do the work, you shouldn't be in the program.

    i think it has something to do with georgia laws requiring help for those who are labeled "l.d".

    personally, i don't want a "l.d." nurse caring for me if i'm a patient dealing with life and death!

    has anyone else encountered this in nursing school? :uhoh21:

    i am sorry but, i think this is a blatent bias against people with learning disabilites. you have said in other posts after this that you weren't trying to offend anyone, just ask a question, but the 2nd statement you made was "i think it has something to do with ga laws" . that is the law everywhere, it is not a law slapped on in certain states. then you go on to say " i would not want someone with a ld taking care of me in life & death", well if you did not think either of these would not offend anyone something is sadly wrong. it seems as though you may have said something you would like to take back or rephrase???

    my son is in 4th grade and was just diagnosed with a slight learning disablity and it broke my heart to realize he was struggling and someone finally paid attention besides me to get him the help he needed. also, there are laws put in place for people with lds and this quote above is exactly why they are there.:angryfire "lets just tell them where they can work or if they can work and what programs they are aloud in" "lets tell people with glasses that they can't use them, or take peoples hearing aids from them" ummmm... we live in america, land of the free & equal rights.

    trust me i am in my 3rd semester of rn school and there are a lot of students without any lds that can't think quick on there feet and i would not let some of them take care of my dog. most of them are straight a students with no common sense and no bedside manner.

    when my son graduates from highschool and wants to go to rn school or med school or whatever, i will support him all the way. he has just as much right as anyone to attend nursing school, and obviously those people that are being talked about are not that slow or they would have never made it into the nursing program to begin with.

    and yes in the real world nurses use calculators and all sorts of helpful tools to assist with their jobs. nursing school is primitive to begin with, every facility i have done my clinicals at have computers, and more to help with med calculations, etc.

    if nursing students can't have empathy and understanding for classmates with learning disabilites, how are they ever going to be a nurse??????
    Last edit by *RubySlippers* on Dec 10, '06

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