I have bipolar disorder and have been accepted to nursing school
. I am hesitant to get the physical because it wants you to state mental illness. I am afraid to do this because there is so much stigma attached.
I worry all the time if I this will make them alter their decision or if I can get the Board license.
Bottom line----I just completed a Bachelor of Science degree and took a full-time load on evenings and weekends. I did well and at the same time am married and raising two children and worked 40 hours a week while doing the aforementioned.
I know I will be a good nursing student and a quality nurse but I do wonder if I would be wasting my time in school if I can't get a license because of this or if a potential employer would not hire me because of this.
I was diagnosed with mild bipolar two years ago. I take my meds daily and have been doing fine. As you can see from the above statements this illness has not stopped me from doing anything I have wanted to do. I hope it does not stop me now. Please post anything about this subject. I look forward to hearing what you have to say!