Do you know any nursing schools will accept Deaf to be in nursing program?

U.S.A. Missouri

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I hope anyone can help me with this. I was in nursing program in Springfield, Missouri but they kicked me out because I am deaf two years ago even though I passed my clinical and classes. I am still upset with them. It took me awhile to set my feet, and keep on going to be successful as a nurse. Any suggestions?

Thank,

Jessica

WDWpixieRN, RN

2,237 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

Wow. Interesting question. I know there are a lot of EEOC issues that can be involved in a request such as yours -- have you inquired about that?

That being said, how could they accept you for a program, then kick you out AFTER the fact?!?!

I would imagine that the difficulties of being a deaf nurse would make it seemingly hard for you to do the job -- call lights, communicating with patients, hearing things that are going on such a heart rate, etc. But I know accomodations have been made for other types of physical issues.

Have you done any web searches on sites such as http://www.discovernursing.com or posted threads to other locations on allnurses.com?

Here is one thread I found offhand doing a quick search:

https://allnurses.com/nurses-disabilities-forum/any-deaf-hard-246145.html

But it appears there's actually a forum you can go to and perhaps post some questions related to your issues there:

https://allnurses.com/nurses-disabilities-forum/

I wish you the best!!

RN-BS1972

51 Posts

Specializes in Neuro, ER, Acute, Home Health.

Honey get a lawyer........challenge it!!! I have a cousin that is deaf he wouldnt put up with this at all!!! Sky is the limit with all the jobs an RN can do!!

RN-BS1972

51 Posts

Specializes in Neuro, ER, Acute, Home Health.

check out Americans with disabilities act, you have rights

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