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disabilities, essential functions, nursing education, nursing students



  1. Neal-Boylan, Leslie PhD, CRRN, APRN, FAAN
  2. Smith, Donna MA, CRC


The purpose of this article is to describe barriers and facilitators faced by nursing students with disabilities (SWDs) to dispel myths and correct misconceptions, promote the utilization of the campus disability office, and make the case that current technical standards may be obsolete. While there is no "one size fits all" approach, there are resources and methods that are available to nurse educators that should be used to end discrimination against SWDs.