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Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!
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Nursing with a hearing loss: Yes you can!

Have you ever found yourself asking a colleague to repeat something? Or, have to take a little longer than usual to assess heart or lung sounds? Ever have...

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A Nurse with POTS Disability: A Great Success Story!
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A Nurse with POTS Disability: A Great Success Story!

Today, I want to announce to everyone here that I'm thankful for everyone's tips, advice, suggestions, and so much more on this great website. I don't know how I...

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Proud Nurse! My disability does not define my ability. Fighting for your rights!

When you think of the nursing profession one may imagine a person who tirelessly gives of themselves for the good of the most critically ill. That caring smile,...

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Hard of Hearing Nursing Student Dismissed, Sued and Awarded $75,000
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Hard of Hearing Nursing Student Dismissed, Sued and Awarded $75,000

Hard of hearing nursing students Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990 progress has been made accommodating nursing students and nurses...

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The Stranger Within: It Does Get Better

On my computer desk stands a brightly painted wooden figurine of a toucan, a souvenir of a part of Mexico I've never visited and probably never will. His garish...

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 4

If you are a nurse diagnosed with depression, anxiety, or any other psychiatric illness, you are probably doing all you can to maintain your mental health: you're...

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Nurses With POSSIBILITIES: Changing Our Perspective on Disability

The light from the front porch lamp filtered through the sheer drapes as I sat in the dark dining room, chatting on the phone with an old friend I hadn't seen in...

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 1

The alarm clock jolts you awake as it does every morning at 0500, alerting you to the fact that today is yet another work day. You groan and pull the covers over...

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A Time to Heal

As hard as it is to admit even now---two months after my career crashed and burned in a rather spectacular flameout that my former co-workers are reportedly still...

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Nursing School Gave Me Cancer
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Nursing School Gave Me Cancer

Right after the bottom fell out in the booming housing business in 2008 I found myself single, middle-aged, and looking for another job, after working in a building...

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I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...
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I'm Not Flaky, Lazy, Or Stupid...

I have been pretty vocal in my defense of ADHD sufferers in some threads recently, so it will probably not surprise you that I have it, and a pretty bad case. ...

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Who Let the Dogs Out in Nursing?
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Who Let the Dogs Out in Nursing?

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE dogs (especially black labs)! My daughter, Lauren, is 28 and diagnosed on the autism spectrum. She has a service dog from Canine...

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Do all nurses need 20/20 vision?

Software that reads or magnifies the computer screen, lightweight portable magnifiers, electronic note takers, small hand-held recorders, special reading glasses,...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Raise your hands: How many Allnurses.com readers know that in addition to mothers and deceased war veterans, the month of May is dedicated to mental health...

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Do Not Over-Share!

I first met Toni in the summer of 2010. Toni (not her real name) was an average-height woman in her late 40s with a medium build, gray eyes and dark brown hair...

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 3

Among the challenges of being a healthcare professional with a mental disorder, perhaps none is so difficult as maintaining one's composure during an exacerbation...

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Calling In Sick: Dealing With Mental Illness At Work, Part 2

If you are a nurse who suffers from a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, you probably have had difficulties in obtaining, and then...

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The Eagle Has Landed

The eagle has indeed landed.....and landed softly, instead of crashing and burning as she's done so many times in the past. Thank God. This morning I felt...

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