Hey, diagnosed autism spectrum since childhood here
As to some posters wondering if a person with autism could be a nurse, yes, they can. The condition "autism" encompasses a wide variety of characteristics, strengths, and difficulties.
I am considered autistic, however, you wouldn't know it from interacting with me. Women with autism tend to have a leg up on learning social rules than men with autism. I am fine with social rules, metaphorical language, and have no difficulty expressing emotions appropriately, however all of these things came later for me than other people (hence the term "developmental delay").
My disabilities are primarily sensory and motor. I cannot stand certain fabrics or textures. Being touched is a problem, but I get better all the time. I stim occasionally, but with deep breathing and being aware of my body, they can be almost unnoticeable. Around other people, I bounce my leg alot, which is a stim that won't make others uncomfortable.
In short, with work and dedication, an autistic person can definitely succeed as a nurse.
And don't believe that whole "has no empathy" thing. Autistic people have difficulty expressing their empathy in a way that most people recognize, but it is definitely there.
For the OP: Autism encompasses a lot of different things, as I mentioned above, but even if you are neurotypical (not autistic), all diversity in neurological makeup is wonderful and should be embraced