Looking to be a nurse with disabilities

  1. Hello. I am pondering where to go back to school to become a nurse. I already have a Bachelor's in science in a different field but have not been able to find work in that field. Been working in a laboratory setting for 4 years full time. I like the work but don't see myself making a career out of it. However I have ASD with anxiety and depression. I am stable and doing well but am unsure if that will effect my ability to be a nurse. I like helping people and generally get along with anyone. Though I have some social anxiety and can be a bit odd at times.

    Thought I see what others thoughts were on this. I can do the school work however I am unsure I would be able to do the job. Thinking of getting a CNA and do some part-time work to see how I deal with it before committing to a nursing program.
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  3. by   SouthpawRN
    Yes you can.... you just find what area/specialty suits you best. Sign up with your college's disabled student services and get accommodations such as note taking, extended test time. Individualized test taking rooms or whatever else you need.
    Last edit by SouthpawRN on Oct 9, '17