I'm in Idaho Pink...but it I believe that quite a number of states require psychiatric disclosures. Not your full med. records...psych only. And they specifically ask about any instances of depression here.
What the chair of the nursing dept told me when I talked to him about it is that they might look a little closer at my psych history, and may ask for doctor's letters, etc...But, as he also pointed out to me...you have to be at least a little twisted to go into nursing anyway, so they can't deny too many people. He also hinted to me that it is SELF disclosure in our state. I don't think I could bring myself to ignore it on the inquiry though, cause what if mandatory disclosure became the rule, and then they found out that I hadn't disclosed it?
I know this all makes me nervous, so I try not to think about it too much. Right now I'm trying to stay focused on getting through school, and then dealing with it later. Like I said in my previous post, if I have to fight the BON to get my license I will...I just hope it never comes to that.
I was in yesterday gettinga n evaluation by a different doctor than my usual, and mentioned a few of my worries to him (like beiong able to get through school ok) and he told me that he hass seen many of his patients remain medicated in a hypomanic state and still make it through school well, so I am hopeful. He also is of the belief that nurses who have been there do more good, and that nursing may well be a good field for me to change to, as I can't manage sitting in an office all day anymore.