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Schizophrenia and nursing

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by Weber Weber Member

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Hello. I am a 29 year old male, with schizophrenia which is medically managed with my psychiatrist's help (ie meds). I have been accepted to an LPN program, however, will schizophrenia prevent me from getting a license in the state of North Carolina?

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LPNtoRNin2016OH has 5 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Allergy/ENT, Occ Health, LTC/Skilled.

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The best thing to do would be to call your state's board of nursing for the most accurate information. GL!

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vera4130 has 4 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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I'll second that. Some places may be an outright no, others will want more information. But I'd want to find out before spending the time and money to go to school.

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As long as it has been managed, you should be fine, but always consult the BON. The Bar of Attorneys in CA would be harsher than the BON. Hell, there's a schizophrenic professor of law in CA. Take care of yourself, take your meds, and go for it!

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Consulted with the NCBON, and was told it wouldn't be a problem. All applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, regardless of criminal records or substance abuse issues (according to the ADA laws). Thanks for all of your help.

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