I'm going to start college in Spring 2016 for my journey to become an RN. The thing that's slowing me down is that I'm unsure now if I am able to follow my dreams of being an RN. My grandmother told me that if they find a history of me being in the hospital or/and taking any medication due to my mental health that they won't hire me because I need to be stable in order to work with patients. I just want to make sure that in the state of New York, by law, you are unable to be hired due to the fact you are on antidepressants. I wish I didn't have to take them but near the beginning of the year I was diagnosed with bpd (borderline personality disorder) and they told me it was best to be perscribed an antidepressant at low dose. I didn't want to do it so I had not taken the opportunity to be perscribed on anything but my mom feels that I need to be on it because I had a few episodes after seeing my (now) old therapist and my mom wants me back into therapy, get me on any medication that's needed to help me, and just choose another career since my grandmother told my mom that they don't hire people with a history of being hospitalized and/or they are medicated for mental health. Please help me find out and understand if this is true and should I really consider in pursuing a new career then my dream one of being an RN Thanks in advance.