A Regional and National Internet Resource Clearinghouse (IRC) project, funded by The Chicago Community Trust was created to develop the necessary resources to develop 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.
This article presents a “call to action” for nurse educators to identify and implement best practices supporting the success of students with disabilities given recent federal legislative changes. Best practices for educating students with disabilities in nursing education are discussed. Increasing our understanding of disability from a variety of models–not just the medical model–will promote greater diversity and inclusivity within the nursing profession, which will enhance patient care.
The workforce is aging, and the implications of an older nursing workforce are profound. As nurses age, injuries and disabilities are more prevalent. If disabilities were more commonly recognized and accommodated in the design of our nursing work environments, we could meet future needs. This article explores the literature on accommodations for an aging workforce, reports disabilities commonly seen in this population, and introduces universal design.
by Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, Beth Marks, PhD, RN & Karen McCulloh, RN, BS
Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD, APRN, CRRN, FAAN & Michelle D. Miller, JD, MPH, RN
Ticket to Work: The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities: Advocating and Educating to Remove Barriers to Education and Employment for People with Disabilities
Karen J. McCulloh, RN, BS, and Beth Marks, PhD, RN
Insight into Diversity, p 8-10
Includes information about four (4) NOND Directors.
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.