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To Disclose or Not to Disclose?

To Disclose or Not to Disclose?by Karen McCulloh and Beth Marks Do you homework before deciding to disclose. The decision of whether to disclose is entirely up to you. If you need an accommodation you must disclose. This is true for both higher education and employment. So the choice to disclose or not is contingent upon …

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Nurses With Disabilities: Another Minority Group

by Ruth CarolMinorityNursePeople with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented voices in nursing. But like nurses of color, they have a lot to say about overcoming discrimination and barriers to take their rightful place in the profession.Some people who dream of nursing careers are told they will never make it through nursing school. Some …

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Like Missing an Arm Should Stop Me Being a Nurse!

Like Missing an Arm Should Stop Me Being a Nurse!by Liz Perkins ABD, RNMHWhen I left high school I was like so many others – unsure of what I really wanted to be when I grew up. All through my school years I had never felt any different from my peers. But I was different …

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The Changes Life Brings

The Changes Life Brings!by Tewanna R. Cleveland Johnson, R.N.Growing up in a small country town, as a military dependent, I loved children.  I did not have to hold down a job because I babysat a lot.  By my sophomore year in high school, I decided to become a nurse. I loved learning about the body …

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Nurses with Disabilities Find On-the-Job Support

by Linda ChildersMonster.comWhile working as a nurse in today’s healthcare world can be stressful enough, nurses with disabilities can face additional on-the-job challenges, including colleagues who may not feel they are capable of doing the work and needing assistance in a job that often requires strength and stamina. However, by making some adjustments, nurses with …

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National League for Nursing Convenes Innovative Think Tank on Expanding Diversity in Nurse Educator Workforce

Providing the rationale and context for the NLN’s decision to spearhead the think tank, NLN CEO Beverly Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN asserted, “Among NLN’s stated core values is the understanding that a culture of diversity moves beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the richness of each individual, recognizing that while diversity can be about …

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New EEOC Publication Addresses Employment of Health Care Workers with Disabilities

New EEOC Publication Addresses Employment of Health Care Workers with Disabilities Latest Q&A Fact Sheet Explains How Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Employment in the Health Care Industry WASHINGTON – Naomi C. Earp, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced the issuance of a new question-and-answer (Q&A) fact sheet on …

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