In my doctoral class, we are discussing student diversity in America and in other countries. One of the issues discussed was the accommodation of students with special needs. I have been teaching nursing for over three years and have not (yet) been faced with accommodating special needs students. However, I feel that this may occur at any time. While we have a policy regarding acceptance of students, it is not specific enough when addressing special needs students. Do any of you have special needs students in your classes? If so, what is the extent of their needs? I am having difficulty in understanding how a nursing program could accommodate a vision impaired (blind) person, total hearing impaired person, or a person who could not lift or turn patients. What are your thoughts in this matter? Does your school have a clear policy regarding acceptance of nursing students with special needs?