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ARE YOU ARE PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO WANTS TO BE A NURSE?
National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND)

We Want to Hear Your Story!

Greetings!

People with disabilities are nurses and can become nurses! Are you someone with a disability who wants to be a nurse (but you are NOT currently enrolled in nursing school)? If so, we would like to know your experiences in applying to nursing school, gaining admission into nursing school, or graduating from nursing school. Your responses will be kept confidential!

Why is this survey being done?

Educators, researchers, and clinicians are beginning to examine issues related to the recruitment and retention of persons with disabilities in nursing. The results from this survey will assist NOND in understanding issues that support or impede education opportunities for nursing students with disabilities.

1) Were you ever told that you, as a person with a disability, could become a nurse?

Yes      No     

If yes, who told you this (e.g., vocational counselor, teacher, parent, friend)?     



2) Were you ever told that you, as a person with a disability, could not become a nurse?

Yes      No     

If yes, who told you this (e.g., vocational counselor, teacher, parent, friend)?     



3) Was the application process for admission into a nursing school accessible (e.g., alternate formats available, wheelchair access, chemical free environment) to you?

Yes      No     

If no, please describe...    



4) Were you admitted into a nursing school?

Yes      No     

If no, please describe...    



5) Were you able to obtain accommodations for your disability in a nursing school?

Yes      No      Not Applicable     

If no, please describe...    



6) Were you denied accommodations while enrolled in nursing school?

Yes      No      Not Applicable     

If yes, please describe...    



7) Please describe any additional issues that impeded (or prevented) you from gaining admission to a nursing school, staying in nursing school, or graduating from nursing school.



8) Please describe any strategies (or supports) that were (or would have been) helpful in gaining admission to a nursing school, staying in nursing school, or graduating from nursing school.



9) Which of the following categories best describes your age?

18-29 years of age
30-39 years of age
40-49 years of age
50-59 years of age
60-69 years of age

   


Thank you for taking the time to complete this evaluation and share your feedback and comments to us.
Please visit our website at NOND to see available resources for nursing students with disabilities.

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PROJECT FUNDING: The Chicago Community Trust
IRB APPROVAL: University of Illinois at Chicago Office for
Protection of Research Subjects (Research Protocol # 2006-0303)



If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to email us at NOND Info.