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  1. Hi everyone, I'm totally new to this website but it was recommended to me by my mother who is an RN. Here is my situation. I have Narcolepsy w/o cateplexy, Bipolar 1, and an autoimmune disease that I get infusions for every two months. I'm a pre-nursing student and starting to get really worried about my first two years of nursing clinicals for my future BSN program because the narcolepsy, specifically, is getting worse for me. I can't take long classes at my state college because I just drift off, and it is never that I'm disinterested in the subject, I LOVE class and learning all I can, but more that it's literally impossible to keep myself awake during the day. I'm trying to get my medication management for the disorder under control right now but it's a long work in process and isn't going anywhere fast. My ultimate goal is to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I know that obviously comes as a masters program after the two years of a Bachelors program, but has anyone else gone through the first 2 years of nursing school for a RN degree and had narcolepsy while doing it? I'm worried as well about the accommodations, if there would even BE any, because my other issues can really strain most of my daily activities, even though I definitely have a strong drive and passion for the subject I'm studying. Thank you all. Xx
  2. Hi everyone, I'm totally new to this website but it was recommended to me by my mother who is an RN. Here is my situation. I have Narcolepsy w/o cateplexy, Bipolar 1, and an autoimmune disease that I get infusions for every two months. I'm a pre-nursing student and starting to get really worried about my first two years of nursing clinicals for my future BSN program because the narcolepsy, specifically, is getting worse for me. I can't take long classes at my state college because I just drift off, and it is never that I'm disinterested in the subject, I LOVE class and learning all I can, but more that it's literally impossible to keep myself awake during the day. I'm trying to get my medication management for the disorder under control right now but it's a long work in process and isn't going anywhere fast. My ultimate goal is to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I know that obviously comes as a masters program after the two years of a Bachelors program, but has anyone else had second thoughts about going into nursing because of a disability like this? I'm doing my AA degree right now and I'd LOVE to do nursing and have a passion for medicine, but it might just be too much. I'm worried as well about the accommodations, if there would even BE any, because my other issues can really strain most of my daily activities, even though I definitely have a strong drive and passion for the subject I'm studying. Thank you all. Xx
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