Enough is enough or is it?

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Do you think that people with extreme mentally delays such as down syndrome should be given a chance to become a nurse? Why or why not?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

1 Article; 13,952 Posts

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 13 years experience.

What do you think? There are cognitive and academic requirements to enter many professional fields. Should academic and licensing requirements be altered? If an individual with trisomy 21 has the cognitive abilities to graduate nursing school with minimal accommodation for example testing accommodations that are also available for NCLEX and can meet the physical, skills, and academic requirements and wishes to become a nurse who is to say they cannot because they happen to have an extra chromosome.

psu_213, BSN, RN

3,878 Posts

Specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant. Has 14 years experience.

Just curious how the subject of this thread relates the to content of the thread?

SionainnRN

914 Posts

Specializes in Emergency Room, Trauma ICU. Has 5 years experience.
Just curious how the subject of this thread relates the to content of the thread?

It's like she got a page of discussion prompts and is just writing them out without actually looking at them! Sigh.

Anna S, RN

452 Posts

Can this really be a serious question?

Do you think people with Down's Syndrome should be doctors? Or maybe airline pilots? Or scientists? Why or why not? :sarcastic:

Has 33 years experience.

Compare and contrast this...

Should posters blow up nursing web sites with BS?

Why or why not?

Specializes in Pediatrics, Emergency, Trauma. Has 18 years experience.
Just curious how the subject of this thread relates the to content of the thread?

I am TOTALLY confused...I was expecting a vent; what did anyone with Down Syndrome do to the OP?

:wacky:

psu_213, BSN, RN

3,878 Posts

Specializes in Emergency, Telemetry, Transplant. Has 14 years experience.
I am TOTALLY confused...I was expecting a vent; what did anyone with Down Syndrome do to the OP?

:wacky:

I don't know if he/she meant it to come off this way, but it almost sounds like he/she is saying "Enough is enough…I have had enough of the 'special' treatment for those with 'mental' delays." I apologize if I am putting words in the OP's mouth, but this was my first interpretation of the title of the thread.

Mulan

2,228 Posts

Is this a stupid question or what!

amoLucia

7,735 Posts

Specializes in retired LTC.

OP is starting numerous threads that look contrived to hit a nerve with respondents. Then OP stirs up the pot with a big stick.

Wonder what topic will be next?

SoldierNurse22, BSN, RN

13 Articles; 2,058 Posts

OP is starting numerous threads that look contrived to hit a nerve with respondents. Then OP stirs up the pot with a big stick.

Wonder what topic will be next?

With this line of questioning, I wonder how it's possible that the ACA and healthcare reform haven't come across the bow yet!