Becoming a RN with epilepsy

  1. I am currently still finishing my pre reqs, but once I finish school all together--pre reqs and nursing school. I do not think I would ever be able to work directly with patients due to uncontrolled seizures. I take my meds but my seizures do not go away, they just slow down and I get them less often (At least 4 a month, which is awesome compared to 4 a day)
    Moral of my story is, what kind of other positions can a RN have if it is not with direct patient care?
    I am a little worried I wont find a job.

    Thanks in advance,

    -Courtney M
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    Joined: Mar '13; Posts: 25; Likes: 1
    Student; from US


  3. by   tryingtohaveitall
    Case management is one option.
  4. by   tryingtohaveitall
    How will you get through clinicals though?
  5. by   CourtM092
    Hmm, that is a good question actually. There are tricks I use to hold them off, maybe that'll work. They arent as bad as it sounds. I have complex partial seizures so they are not too bad.
  6. by   salvadordolly
    Go for your BSN and try to work in public health or home health. Avoid noc shifts and rotating shifts they are horrible for seizures.