Accommodating nursing students with disabilities

First, the study identified the reasonable accommodations typically made to support nursing students with disabilities during clinical experiences.

Second, nursing education leaders’ perceptions of effectiveness of the accommodations for nursing students with disabilities was explored.

Additionally, the College is required to abide by the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which protects otherwise qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability.

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Some of the ways we meet our goal include: Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science is respectful of students' rights and responsibilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) as amended by the ADA Amendment Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Third, the study identified perceived barriers to providing effective accommodations.

The instrument used for the study was created by the researcher based on evidence found in the literature and sent to 1251 potential respondents with a total of 264 responses from nursing education leaders in a pre-licensure associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs.

Abstract: Nursing programs have reported an increase in the number of nursing students with disabilities.

This study used a descriptive, survey design to gain an understanding of the current practice of providing reasonable clinical accommodations for nursing students with disabilities.

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