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I am getting my physical for NS tomorrow. I am fearful about listing some of my medical problems, i.e. asthma and epilepsy (have not had a seizure for three years).

Might the NS discriminate against me b/c of these illnesses? Maybe thinking I would have a seizure on the job? I am 33 yo and am returning after staying home with three kids for seven years. I used to be a teacher at the community college (ESL, English and speech) and have a BA and some graduate work.

I have been wanting to do this for about three years. So, I'm finishing up pre-reqs and applying.

Thoughts on the medical history issue? :uhoh3:

Thanks in advance.

I don't think I'd wait to be surprised :) Have you spoken to anyone at the nursing school to see if they have a problem with nursing students with epilepsy? I can't imagine they would, but it's definitely something you might want to chat about.

Peace,

CuriousMe

I am getting my physical for NS tomorrow. I am fearful about listing some of my medical problems, i.e. asthma and epilepsy (have not had a seizure for three years).

Might the NS discriminate against me b/c of these illnesses? Maybe thinking I would have a seizure on the job? I am 33 yo and am returning after staying home with three kids for seven years. I used to be a teacher at the community college (ESL, English and speech) and have a BA and some graduate work.

I have been wanting to do this for about three years. So, I'm finishing up pre-reqs and applying.

Thoughts on the medical history issue? :uhoh3:

Thanks in advance.

The physical (IMO) is like a sports physical. Make sure that you "coach" the doc to write a staqtement to the effect "physically qualified" to participate in nursing training. I don't think that you have anything to worry about.

I would post your question over at the nurses with disabilities forum for other perspectives.

I didn't start NS until I was almost 46. Follow your muse! :welcome:

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