I haven't found any posts about nurses who have suffered a TBI and continued on successful with nursing. There aren't any, in fact. The only one's I have found pertaining to TBI, are about patients. Hopefully some of you may be able to help me?
I was in a car accident 3/29/2012, was injured with a fractured pelvis, broken #11 rib, fractured sacrum, facial and left side scarring, plus a TBI. I had a subdural hemorrhage that led to a hematoma. I'm recovering well and aside from word finding problems and slight memory retention issues, you really can't tell I have a minor disability. I decided earlier this year, before my accident, to go into nursing. I've had to put off registering for classes, but when I am fully recovered and healed, I want to continue on that goal.
Are there any other nurses that have had a TBI? Is there any perceived difficulty with the education process and actual work because of this? What should I be wary of? Anything specific I should focus on?
Also, any other information would be awesome. Thank you so much.