Been there, done that. Had a male student (whose father was an MD) with a learning disability. He couldn't read well, so all books were put on tape, his tests were oral exams (he couldn't write very well either).
Didn't seem very fair, considering part of nursing is reading/writing orders, clearly...
Did make it through all clinicals, never knew if he passed boards. I sincerely
hope not, for his own sake as well as his coworkers and patients. I never knew if he was held to the same standards as the rest of the class. You know, those 20 page care plans
, the top 20 side effects of every drug you're giving.
I did feel sorry for him because I don't think the instructors were being honest with him during clinicals/class. He just kept getting passed along from class to class, when it was apparent he wasn't up to the difficult task of nursing. So being a doctor's son didn't help him at all.