Often nursing students with disabilities ask, "What accommodations or adjustments can I request?" Some students are unaware of what is possible.
"The appropriate academic adjustment must be determined based on your disability and individual needs. Academic adjustments may include auxiliary aids and services, as well as modifications to academic requirements as necessary to ensure equal educational opportunity. Examples of adjustments are: arranging for priority registration; reducing a course load; substituting one course for another; providing note takers, recording devices, sign language interpreters, extended time for testing, and, if telephones are provided in dorm rooms, a TTY in your dorm room; and equipping school computers with screen-reading, voice recognition, or other adaptive software or hardware" (U.S. Department of Education, 2011, para 12).
But what about accommodations or adjustments specific to nursing students?
Nursing students and campus disability services staffers were asked, "What accommodations have been provided to nursing students with disabilities?" The responses included the following:
Extra time for tests
Distraction free testing
Reader for exams
FM system for clinical
P.S. Please feel free to add to this list.