I have fibromyalgia, and I am wondering if this is a fact that I should be sure to keep to myself. I have been in patient care/tech-type positions for 10yrs, and am now in nursing school
. I know that I physically am able to be a nurse, as I have been doing similiar work for years. If an employer found out that I have fibromyalgia - would my job be at risk once I become an RN? Are there specific rules/restrictions out there against working with certain health conditions or do hospitals look at each person individually? I hope that it is not "black and white", for example, that you could lose your position based on having a medical condition even if your own physician says you are fit enough and you obviously perform your job well. I remember someone once posting that they hid the fact that they had arthritis for fear of losing their job. Anyone familiar with my situation with advice? SG in CO.