Do I Have to be Academically Qualified to Enter a Nursing Program, Even if I Have a Disability?
Yes, you must be academically qualified. Nursing requires a solid foundation in the humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences, among others, and you will need to come to your nursing program well-prepared in these areas.
If you have a disability and would like to become a nurse, it is good to know your rights. For protection, advocacy, and legal assistance, contact the National Disability Rights Network in your state. For assistance with the ADA, contact the Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance http://adata.org/Static/Home.html. See also Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Disclaimer: The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) does not offer legal advice but NOND does offer resources to help you understand your rights, protections, and responsibilities within various Disability Rights Laws.