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Becoming a nurse with a disability

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by StefanJ StefanJ (New) New

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Im a current pre-health student, hoping to enter into university next year for a 4 year BcsN program to become a RN. The only thing I am really considered about is the fact I do have a condition known as Level 1 Cerebral Palsy on my whole left side of my body. Its not like I cant use my left hand or anything, its more of just a tightness in my muscles, and a low impact on my gross motor skills. Would I have any future problems being a nurse? Because I know there are many mental decisions and critical thinking skills you have to make throughout the day but what are the physical ones? is their any nursing positions you would recommend knowing I do have a minor physical disability? any advice at all would be greatly appreciated!

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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There are many skills that require fine mtor skills. You would have to possibly check with the program before applying.

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To get an overview of the various nursing skills that are common in nursing practice, look at the textbook 'Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques' by Perry and Potter. To see demonstrations of the skills, look at videos from nursing schools on youtube. If you need to make adjustments to the way you do skills, ask a PT and OT for tips. FYI there is a resource website for nurses with disabilities called exceptional nurse com.

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