Accommodating Students with Disabilities

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The following resources are helpful to schools of nursing looking to accommodate students with disabilities. Please send additional resources for posting to rrosseter@aacn.nche.edu.

White Paper on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Nursing Educational Programs
Rush University

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Implications for Nursing Education
Southern Regional Educational Board

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
NOND's website includes helpful resources and links for nurse educators.

ODEP/NOND Alliance
The Office of Disability Employment  Policy (ODEP) and National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to promote the employment of people with disabilities in the healthcare industry.  ODEP and NOND hereby form an Alliance to conduct outreach, education and technical assistance activities that promote the recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement of individuals with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, in the healthcare sector.


Sample Technical Standards

Journal Articles

  • Dupler, A.E., Allen, C.B., Mahaedy, D., Fleming, S., & Allen, M.J. (2012, March). Leveling the playing field for nursing students with disabilities: Implications of the amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Journal of Nursing Education,  51(3), 140-144.