Welcome to the Exceptional Nurse Blog! I am Donna Maheady, EdD, ARNP, founder of www.ExceptionalNurse.com, the nonprofit resource committed to inclusion of people with disabilities in nursing. We facilitate inclusion of students with disabilities in nursing education programs and foster resilience and continued practice for nurses who are, or become, disabled. We celebrate abilities, share resources and examples of nurses with disabilities who work with and without accommodations.
"Disasters can strike without notice and with little time for preparation. Nurses have been long recognized for their
significant contributions to disaster response frequently placing their own health and safety in jeopardy. Sadly,
little attention is given to the mental health issues nurses may face following
working through these catastrophic events."