I am a pre nursing student and I have Asbergers syndrome and ADHD. I need to know are there clinical restrictions for those nurses with disabilities? Are there areas of clinicals that maybe I might have difficulty in? I need to kind of know this before I do clinicals.
Come to think of it, do they ever have nurses with disabilities? I know by law they exist, but how do they do their job without getting thrown out of the place?
I may be disabled, but I am not dumb like society might think. I made the honor roll last year which is something I never done before. I want to do nursing, but I sometimes have my doubts. Academically, I have the brains but I have problems with knowing how to deal with tough situations without getting into a panic.
I dont want to give up nursing. I refuse to give up. Please, give me some advice.
Dec 28, '09
this is a link to the specific accomodations that you should be eligible for as a nurse with disabilities. There is also a professional organization NOND National organization of nurses with disabilities www.nond.org
I hope this helps!!! Don't give up on your dreams!!!