I have a learning disability in regards to chronic insomnia secondary to an airway syndrome I won't mention on here. I have no insurance to fix the problem. I recently came back from the Dr's and the Dr said he did not want to sign the accommodations form for fear that it would affect me negatively in my career. All I want is extended time so I can concentrate on questions and think things through thoroughly. This is what my program gave me as well. However, the Dr's rationale is that if he were to sign everything on the accommodations form, this would affect my career in the long run because it will show that I am a "disabled" nurse. Keep in mind I am applying in TX, but on the TX application, I marked "No" for the mental disabilities that I do not have (i.e. antisocial, schizo, etc) because none of those applied to me and insomnia was not listed.
I would like the opinions of fellow nurses with disabilities. Is it true by vouching for accommodations, it would affect me when it comes to finding a job because I'm "disabled?" This came as a last minute shock for me. The Dr was extremely kind, but I'm not sure if I should be taking the NCLEX-RN w/o extended time.