Becoming a RN with epilepsy

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    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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  2. 4 Comments...

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    Case management is one option.
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    How will you get through clinicals though?
    poppycat likes this.
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    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.
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    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.


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