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Health Care Professionals with Disabilities Career Trends, Best Practices, & Call-to-Action Policy Roundtable

March 18, 2014 Advancing Inclusion in Health CareNOND ODEP Alliance Roundtable Final Reporthttp://www.dol.gov/odep/alliances/nond.htm More than 40 employers, federal and state policymakers, researchers and nursing school administrators convened at the U.S. Access Board on March 18 for a policy roundtable hosted by the Office of Disability Employment Policy in collaboration with the National Organization of Nurses …

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What if I Need Assistance with Personal Needs when I am at School or Work in the Clinical Setting?

What if I Need Assistance with Personal Needs when I am at School or Work in the Clinical Setting? This may be a personal assistant issue and not your school’s or employer’s responsibility. Below are some specific suggestions on organizations and resources to increase your awareness about your rights and responsibilities: For protection, advocacy, and …

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If I Use a Wheelchair, How Can I Care for Patients with Contact Precautions?

If I Use a Wheelchair, How Can I Care for Patients with Contact Precautions? If you are a student, is the nursing program willing to accept your theoretical knowledge of the skill and a learning laboratory demonstration of your competence, in lieu of actually carrying out the skill in the clinical setting? For many students, …

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I Can No Longer Physically Complete the Clinical Portion of a Refresher Course?

I Can No Longer Physically Complete the Clinical Portion of a Refresher Course? Work with your refresher program and the Disability Services Officer to look for clinical settings where you could display your skill proficiency, taking into account that you need accommodations. In addition, here are some specific suggestions on organizations and resources to increase …

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How Can I Find a Nursing Job if I Stutter?

How Can I Find a Nursing Job if I Stutter? Please explore our website for resources: For protection, advocacy, and legal assistance, contact your state National Disability Rights Network. Be sure to click on your state so that you get relevant and timely information. Also check out your rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation …

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Can I Be a Nurse if I Have a Mental Health Condition?

Can I Be a Nurse if I Have a Mental Health Condition? Yes, the ADA Amendments specify that mitigating measures such as medications cannot be considered in determining whether a person has an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity (the criterion for protection under the ADA). This means that your medications that help …

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Can I Be a Nurse if My Vision is Impaired?

Can I Be a Nurse if My Vision is Impaired? Absolutely, you can be a nurse if you have a visual disability. You may have been told that you could not be a nurse, but NOND has Board members with visual impairments who are successful nurses. After you look at the resources on our website, …

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Can I Be a Nurse if I Have a Hearing Loss?

Can I Be a Nurse if I Have a Hearing Loss? Absolutely! The ADA Amendments specify that mitigating measures or devices such as hearing aids cannot be considered in determining whether a person has an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity (the criterion for protection under the ADA). This means that your hearing …

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Can Employers Require Pre-Employment Physicals?

Can Employers Require Pre-Employment Physicals? What do I do if I feel I have been discriminated against as a result of the physical?Please explore our website for resources in regard to education, advocacy, and work. For assistance with the ADA, contact the Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance Centers. Learning about the ADA Amendments Act …

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Can I Be a Nurse if I Have Concerns with Manual Dexterity or Have only One Hand?

Can I Be a Nurse if I Have Concerns with Manual Dexterity or Have One Hand? Absolutely! NOND has contact with nurses who have practiced as a nurse with one hand for over 25 years. Use the resources below and work with your college’s or university’s Disability Services Officer to request accommodations. Be creative when …

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