Let's take a look back on 2018! Here are the top 10 Exceptional Nurse blog posts about nurses with disabilities.
Nurses who are d/Deaf: Breaking boundaries and changing perceptions
The Royal College of Nursing's magazine reported on the experiences of nurses in the United Kingdom who are d/Deaf.
Seventy one surgeries couldn't stop this nurse with spina bifida
Courtney Mangin was born with spina bifida and spent much of her young life as a patient at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Now she works there!
Marie Scott moves forward as a U.S. Embassy nurse after a spinal cord injury
"Born and raised in the Prague, Czech Republic, I was injured after I qualified as a nurse. At the time of my spinal cord injury (T-12 paraplegia), I was employed by the U.S. government in Prague. The understanding and support I received from the employer and colleagues will never be forgotten."
Exclusive: Nurses with disabilities face discrimination in the workplace
This report was written by Jo Stephenson and published by the Nursing Times in the UK.
Sian Preddy, first profoundly deaf midwife in Wales
Low vision isn't low intelligence
I attended the first week of classes and was told, "you can't be a nurse because you don't meet the college's technical standards." There is a small component of the program that includes a clinical experience and they said I wouldn't be able to participate as, "I must be able to ambulate without any assistive device".
"Isn't this screaming discrimination?"