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NOND Website Resources

Resources for Nurses with Disabilities, Nursing Students with Disabilities, & Nurse Educators / Administrators

NOND was founded in Chicago, Illinois on April 10, 2003 during the Rush University College of Nursing Symposium titled, Nursing Students with Disabilities: Nursing Education and Practice.   Five nurses with disabilities who attended the symposium Co-Founded NOND because:

  1. Nurses with disabilities should Lead and Speak for Ourselves,

  2. Technical Standards directed to functional abilities that present barriers to admission to nursing programs by academically qualified students with disabilities,

  3. Negative attitudes and stereotypes directed to students and nurses with disabilities that indicate low expectations where the focus is on disability rather than on abilities,

  4. Attitudes directed to nurses who become disabled or develop chronic health conditions after receiving their license that indicated they should retire.

A Resource Directory was initially created as a request from Rush Symposium participants at the end of the conference in 2003.

Following the symposium, in 2006 a Regional and National Internet Resource Clearinghouse (IRC) Project was funded by The Chicago Community Trust.  The IRC project provided the opportunity for members of the NOND Board of Directors to offer their expertise to develop the necessary resources and strategies that will begin to address the need to accept and accommodate people with disabilities as nursing students as well as sustaining the contributions of professional nurses encountering disabilities later in their careers.

Please note that resources and contact information may change.  The list is updated periodically to ensure accurate and current data. NOND has attempted to categorically include resources for nurse educators, nursing students with disabilities, nurses with disabilities, and nurse employers. We have tried to make this list as comprehensive as possible and make every effort to update the list regularly, as well as add other resources that are brought to our attention.

As an ALL VOLUNTEER organization, we actively work to address any issues associated with links provided on this website.  We cannot guarantee that links provided will be completely accessible to assistive technology users once you leave www.nond.og  website.

 If you experience an issue of access to NOND website, please Contact  Us by clicking on that button or Email with specific information. Thank you for visiting  We would like to have your feedback.


National Center for College Students with Disabilities: NCCSD

A Demonstration Project funded by the US Department of Education.

NCCSD is the only federally-funded national center in the US
for college and graduate students with any type of disability,
chronic health condition, or mental or emotional illness.

NCCDS has information for parents, faculty, and anyone working with college students.
Higher education faculty and staff with disabilities can use the NCCSD, too.

For free information and a good “first stop” any time,
please go directly to our NCCSD Clearinghouse and
search for topics of interest.  Contact us directly with any specific questions.
Also check out this week’s disability news in higher education!


Please click on links below to access resources included within each individual link:

Advocacy Strategies for School

Advocating for Yourself

Advocacy Strategies for Work

Physical Activity for Nurses with Disabilities

Health Promotion Strategies

Employment Opportunities

Work Life Experiences

Excellence in Health Care

Financial Support

Internet Resources


Videos developed by current and past members of the NOND Board of Directors and/or Advisory Committee Members and others:

Demonstration of One-Handed Injections   Eileen “Leenie” Quinn, a member of the NOND Board of Directors has developed instructional videos for one-handed IM Injection


Eileen “Leenie” Quinn’s One-handed Subcutaneous Injection (


Eileen “Leenie” Quinn’s Starting IVs with One Hand (


Eileen “Leenie” Quinn’s Putting on Sterile Gloves (


Open the Door, Get ‘Em a Locker: Educating Nursing Students with Disabilities, Dr. Beth Marks, (Immediate Past President of NOND and Advisory Committee member) and Dr. Bronwynne Evans (Former Charter member of NOND Board of Directors)


Danielle, a Nurse with a Disability

YouTube Video:   Robot Helps Medical Professionals by Drawing Blood–fi7jwZY&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cb617481cce87455e766908d5c04b82b6%7Cb92d2b234d35447093ff69aca6632ffe%7C1%7C0%7C636626352896112844&sdata=cZySpjJmhPD29CixzYIa3yDADWrwS637G89vBhIBEBY%3D&reserved=0

____________________________________________________________   Why Go to College? A nursing education could mean the difference between a minimum-wage job and a career that pays well and has lots of…read more


Physical Limits on CPR Quality and Methods for Quality Improvement This is interesting research suggesting that many people are not able to perform effective CPR because of the amount of force required. This researcher is…read more

 Job Accommodation Network Releases Publication on Monitoring Reasonable Accommodations  The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has published a document in its Accommodation & Compliance Series: Monitoring Reasonable Accommodations. Employers frequently disregard the importance of…read more


National League for Nursing Publishes Vision for Achieving Meaningful Inclusion in Nursing Education  NLN Calls on Nursing Education Community to Lead Efforts to Expand Diversity Among…read more


The Guide to Assisting Students With Disabilities Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education   NOND highly recommend using this guide with students and the information in the accompanying book chapter for faculty read more


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Successful Completion of Anesthesia Residency: A Case Report  Cognitive and physical disabilities among anesthesia residents are not well studied. Cognitive disabilities may often go undiagnosed among trainees, and these trainees may struggle during…read more

Color Blind/ Color Perception Deficits Resources:

Colorblind Assistant is a free software program that instantly picks
the color from the mouse pointer providing a written name of the
color. The app has a zoom pane for fine pixel detection and sits
neatly in a desktop tray when not in use. Colorblind Assistant runs in
a small window that can be used alongside other programs and
applications. The pixel data updates in real-time. Users hover their
mouse over the pixel in any running application (Excel/PowerPoint/PDF/Word) and the program displays the name of the

The Color ID uses the camera on your iPhone or iPod touch to speak the
names of colors in real-time. It’s a free augmented reality app for
discovering the names of the colors. Users point their phone or tablet
device at any object and the software displays the name of the
currently viewed color. It is available on iTunes.

ColorBlind Vision is a free app on Google Play. It includes a classic
dot test to test for colorblindness and a tool to extract colors from
the world.

Colorino can detect more than 150 different colors and announce them
in a clear voice. It offers 3 volume levels as well as an earphone
jack to plug in earphones for more privacy. It is small enough to fit
in a pocket and is battery operated.

Vischeck allows users to upload an image and view it in three
different displays of color blindness: deuteranopia, tritanopia, and
protanopia. Vischeck’s color vision model allows users to simulate how
the world looks to people with various types of color deficiency. Many
pictures, documents, and web pages are hard for color blind people to
read. Vischeck allows developers to check their work for color blind

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